Geography and History

At St Mary’s Geography and History are taught in topics that align closely with the National Curriculum for England.

Geography is all around us and becomes part of our everyday lives, our curriculum should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. It is our intention that our children will assimilate knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, and natural and human environments. As the pupil’s progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

A high-quality History education will help pupils gain a good knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Our children will develop an understanding of the history of the UK as a chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people lived and how they have shaped our nation. They will also develop some understanding of how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.