The intent for the history curriculum at St Mary's is to ignite a passion for history and stimulate the children's curiosity in order for them to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding. We encourage the children to be curious and excited to learn about Britain's past and that of the wider world and understand that history could also shape their future. We teach children a sense of chronology, in order to develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. This enables our children to understand the value of their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain. At St Mary's, we aim to deliver a high-quality history curriculum which fosters awe and wonder and drives the children to ask questions linked to the period of time they are studying. Through our teaching of history, we aim to equip children with both the tools and confidence to ask perceptive questions, reflect critically, challenge viewpoints and develop their own judgements based on historical evidence.