The town of Maryport is full of history. Around 122AD, the Romans built a fort on our doorstep and the local Senhouse Roman Museum has a collection of objects that derive from the fort and the Roman civil settlement. This provides rich opportunities to engage children in their immediate local area and understand their own history (making it relevant to the lives of the children) and how history contributes to a greater overall understanding and bigger picture.
At Maryport CofE Primary School we shape our history curriculum to ensure it is fully inclusive to every child allowing them to ‘Learn, Achieve and Shine’. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for history; providing a broad balanced and differentiated curriculum that encompasses the British Values throughout; ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to study life in the past.
It is our intent to deliver a high-quality history curriculum which inspires the pupil’s curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It is our ambition to create cross-curricular links where possible and to ensure pupils become equipped to ask perceptive questions, think critically, ponder evidence, and develop perspective and judgement. We aim for our teaching to equip pupils with knowledge about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world; know and understand about significant aspects of the history of the wider world like ancient civilisations and empires; changes in living memory and beyond living memory; explore the lives of significant people of the past; understand the method of historical enquiry and be able to ask and answer questions.