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St Mary's
Church of England Primary School

A learning community dedicated to building
respectful and responsible citizens and empowering all learners.



 “History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.” Robert Penn Warren


Our history curriculum has been designed to allow our pupils see the ‘big picture’ by stepping back to see the world as an interconnected whole, whilst also learning about important historical periods and events in more depth. Our curriculum allows for learning knowledge about specific countries and religions, but presents the details in a larger, cross-regional and global context.  Our curriculum also seeks to provide wider cultural understanding, highlighting the world’s rich diversity through the exploration of ancient history, and the connections and comparisons across cultures. Our curriculum presents history from a global perspective, seeking to identify common patterns in historical events around the world. This is one-way historians identify patterns is by applying themes to the study of the past.