Welcome to History at St Nicolas and St Mary CE Primary School!
Here you will find our history curriculum map as well as history milestones detailing the journey our children make as historians from year 1 to year 6. There are many fascinating and enjoyable history topics studied at our school and these allow us to enthuse all pupils with the joy of discovering the past.
Our History Vision
At St Nicolas and St Mary School, we inspire all our children, including disadvantaged and/or pupils with SEND, with a history curriculum that enables them to become curious and independent learners. By examining the past and introducing children to aspirational historical figures, we consider how the past, at both a micro and a macro level, has an influence on our present. Using critical thinking, what can we all learn from significant periods in history? We passionately believe in the importance of cross-curricular links and history, often the focus of our termly topics, is frequently interwoven with, for example, English, RE art, music and design & technology. This gives our pupils a rich and broad historical learning experience and children have a far greater understanding and knowledge of periods of history as a result. Children also have many opportunities to have hands-on experiences through role-play and drama, expert visitors and workshops as well as hugely engaging and popular class trips to destinations such as Arundel Castle and Anne of Cleves House. St Nicolas and St Mary pupils are encouraged to question, investigate and interpret the past in order to explore their own personal histories, local area history and significant periods of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. This empowers our pupils with a strong chronological understanding and an ardent enthusiasm for historical learning.