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“Inspiring a curiosity of the past”

Introduction and Overview

At St Mary's, we inspire young historians and give them the skills, knowledge and learning experiences that promote an enthusiasm for and enjoyment of history. The curriculum is our model of progression. Knowledge (disciplinary and substantive) increases in complexity from EYFS through to the end of KS2 in a carefully structured sequence. Our curriculum empowers children to make sense of the world around them and the multiple identities we all navigate as British Citizens in a global society; broadening and deepening a curiosity about people and place.

An overview of our curriculum

Our Timeline

Our progressing timeline

Our timeline develops during a child’s time in our school, helping them to gain a coherent knowledge of the past. 

Disciplinary Skills

North Mymms St Mary’s high-quality history education helps pupils to gain the skills required to develop a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.

Historical Threads

St Mary’s, Welham Green’s high-quality history education helps pupils to gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, making and understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history.

Our threads are mapped throughout our curriculum units