St Mark's Church of England Primary School

A family working and growing together to reach our potential.


Through the History Curriculum at St Mark’s CE Primary School, we strive to inspire a curiosity within our children. We aim to develop an understanding of British History and that of the wider world. We work to develop an understanding of chronology as well as a knowledge and understanding of how the local area has changed over time. The children are given the opportunity to examine, interpret and evaluate a variety of sources in order to make deductions about the past. They are taught to think and behave as historians and archaeologists. The children are also encouraged to pose their own historical questions. We investigate how and why the world has changed as well as what we can learn from the past to make the future a better place. We strive for the highest standards in both work and behaviour from the children. We promote the academic, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils. Diversity is celebrated and equally practiced throughout the History Curriculum. British Values are woven into the History curriculum promoting values such as Mutual Respect, Tolerance and Individual Liberty. Themed days such as Black History, Remembrance and Significant Women promote such values. We want children to enjoy and love learning about History by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork, immersive activities and educational visits which helps to stimulate children’s curiosity to know more about the past so that they have a lifelong love of History. We involve and value children’s contributions in the decision making process within the History Curriculum, the children work with the History lead and develop whole school opportunities that impacts upon the learning opportunities, personal development and school environment.