At St Mark's, all pupils are given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the past and its implications for the present and future. They will learn about people's lives and lifestyles throughout a range of historical periods and how different civilisations have impacted and influenced the society that we live in today.
We aim to provide activities and lessons where pupils will develop a lively curiosity and interest, an accurate sense of chronology and an awareness of the past through the study of appropriate stories, educational visits, artefacts and both primary and secondary sources. By providing a wide range of writing and digital projects, pupils are able to better consolidate knowledge and therefore make more accurate and reliable comparisons between topics studied across year groups.
Pupils begin initially in KS1 by investigating their own and their family history. They then move on to study local history and important episodes within Britain's past and about the history of other cultures and parts of the world. They also learn that the past can be interpreted in different ways and will leave school with a thorough understanding of both ancient and modern history which will provide a solid foundation for further learning at secondary school.