At St Mary’s we give children the opportunity to develop an awareness of the past, an understanding of how and why things change and how events shape the present and future.
Across the key stages children study the local environment, the lives of important people in history, different civilisations and eras and make full use of historical sources, including artefacts, books, pictures, photographs and oral history.
Visits to museums and other places of historical interest are organised regularly.
Friday 8th May represents VE Day (Victory in Europe day) and commemorates the end of the Second World War in Europe.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
What to learn more?
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In Coronavirus Quarantine...
Why not virtually tour these landmarks and museums from home.
British Museum Great Court, The Rosetta Stone, Egyptians Mummies
The Vatican, Italy
Virtual tour of Pio Clementino Museum, Chiaramonti Museum,
The Sistine Chapel,
Athens Acropolis, Greece
Machu Picchu, Peru
Virtual tour of The Great Wall of China
During the month of October children had the opportunity to find out about the contributions made by people of African and Caribbean descent, and the impact it has made to our country.
The children produced beautiful pieces of work which were displayed throughout the school.
As well as celebrating Black History throughout the month of October, the school provides children with the opportunity to study an aspect of black history within their year group.
For example, the Civil Rights Movement where black people fought for social justice between the 1950s and 1960s.
One significant individual during this time was Rosa Parks who refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama inspiring the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
To learn more about Rosa Parks watch the video below.
What do you know about Black History?
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Six unsung heroines of the Civil Rights Movement
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Useful History websites
BBC- Primary History
National History Museum
Museum of London
The National Gallery
Big History Project- aimed at pupils aged 10 and upwards
Ted Ed- educational videos
The Global Goals
What can you do to create a better world?
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Great women you should know about!
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History club is postponed for the foreseeable
future due to Covid- 19.
Please take care during this time.
History trips at St Mary's
HAMPTON COURT PALACE
Monday 11th November
Remembrance Day is a memorial day to remember the members of the armed forces who have died on duty since World War I.
Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918, as the major hostilities of World War I were formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" of 1918.
As a school we will remember the fallen by coming today to share in a remembrance liturgy.