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Quarry Mount is a multi-cultural school with children and staff who have roots in many countries around the world. This inspires our school to teach a rich historical curriculum with the intention to improve every student’s understanding of culture, individual heritage and equal rights. 

At Quarry Mount Primary School, we aim for a high quality history curriculum which sparks in pupils a curiosity and fascination surrounding local history, British history and the history of other civilisations in the wider world. The National Curriculum states that ‘a high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world'. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past’, and our teaching ensures this. Our curriculum equips pupils with: 

  • knowledge about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.  
  • knowledge and understanding about significant aspects of the history of the wider world, such as ancient civilisations and empires.  
  • an understanding of significant changes in living memory and beyond living memory. 
  • an understand of the lives of significant people of the past who have contributed to changes in our society.  
  • an understanding of the methods of historical enquiry and an ability to ask and answer questions.  

Our History curriculum has been designed to cover all of the skills, knowledge and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum. We want children to enjoy and love learning about history by not only learning in the classroom, but by also having memorable experiences. These experiences take place both in school, learning from expert visitors, and by going out into the local area on educational visits.