At St Mary and St Pancras CE Primary School it is our intent that our teaching of History will allow children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world to build respect and appreciation. We have carefully designed our History curriculum so that children gain this knowledge as they progress through the school. We want children to be curious to know more about the past and to have the skills required to explore their own interests. History lessons focus on developing historical skills and there are opportunities for the curriculum to be enriched through historical visits, visitors and events held in school. Children have opportunities to find out about local history (including local figures of interest such as Thomas Coram) as well as their own histories. Through the teaching of History we endeavour to teach pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, including those of the present, the process of change, the diversity of societies and beliefs, whilst celebrating these differences. The Islington Library Service provides us with artefacts and resources to spark children’s curiosity and help them understand about the differences between past and present. We are very passionate about History here at STMP!