"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future."
History is all around us at St. Mary's at our 100 year old school. Our history projects develop children’s historical knowledge, skills and subject disciplines. Key aspects and concepts, such as chronology, cause and effect, similarity and difference, significance and hierarchy, are revisited throughout all projects and are developed over time. We also develop historical skills based on evidence and historical enquiry. Our choice of historical periods include specific details on significant events and individuals chosen to present a rich and diverse account of British and world history. Where there are opportunities for making meaningful connections with other projects, history projects are sequenced accordingly. For example, the project Magnificent Monarchs is taught alongside the art and design project Portraits and Poses to give children a better all-round understanding of the hierarchy and power of UK monarchs.
History in Reception