The National Curriculum History
St Mary’s History Rationale
We provide a bespoke knowledge-rich curriculum underpinned by research in cognitive science; enabling children to access a broad array of historical content. We have a deliberately sequenced programme that builds upon prior learning; recognising key vocabulary, ideas, people and places.
We have high expectations for what children will know and understand and we ensure content not only meets but exceeds the national curriculum. Content is structured so that more challenging concepts are taught in a variety of different contexts over time. For example, children develop an understanding of the monarchy and the Royal Family during reception and year 2, in order to understand hereditary monarchy. A study of the Mayan civilisation in year 6 provides a contrasting view of an absolute monarchy. Throughout their learning journey, the children learn about diverse, significant figures such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King and how they are all ‘Agents of Change’.
Please use the links below to access our learning resources.
KS1 History Learning Resources