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History at Merton Abbey Primary


“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey


“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” Martin Luther King. Jr


In order to understand our current world, we must first understand our past. Through our high-quality, ambitious history curriculum, we encourage our children to be active learners who are inspired and shaped by the acts and thoughts of those before them. We want children to understand their place in the world, locally, nationally and globally by being immersed and influenced by history and develop a secure coherent knowledge about British, local and world history. Our curriculum inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. We challenge our children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, explore evidence, develop perspective, form arguments and make judgements. Through developing a strong knowledge of chronology, they can organise and understand the past and use this knowledge to inform their life choices, learning from the past, working together to make a better future.

The history subject leader is Aisling Dougan Cleary.

History Policy 2023

History Curriculum Map 2023-2024

Progression in Disciplinary Knowledge

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