'Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.'
'All of us benefit from remembering our past. A people which remembers does not repeat past errors; instead, it looks with confidence to the challenges of the present and the future.'
At St Mary's, we believe that learning about History is important because it helps us understand significant events that have impacted the world we live in. It also gives us the valuable opportunity to learn about other cultures. Learning about God's world and its inhabitants gives us a deeper appreciation of his creation.
The school follows the Cornerstones curriculum, which focuses on learning history through wider creative topics which have cross curricular links. Children have opportunities to learn about historical events through exploring chronology, comparing and contrasting important events, as well as discovering cause and effect of key historical moments.
October is Black History Month. At St Mary's we believe that we are all God's children and it is important to celebrate other cultures. This year each class chose a significant person from the past to learn about.
It is important that children have opportunities to learn about history outside of the classroom. Year 6 have been learning about World War Two and spent the day with the History Project on the Seafront. They reflected on how the war impacted the residents of Deal and marched like soldiers along the pier.