English Martyrs Catholic

Primary School

A Learning Community in Christ


We want children to understand how they are a part of history and to inspire their curiosity to know more about the past.


We encourage our children to explore the past and make links to the present and to realise how this has helped to shape their lives today. They learn about everyday life, work, leisure, and the culture of people living in the past. They investigate changes in their own lives and in those of their family. They learn about the lives of famous people and about significant events in the history of Great Britain and selected parts of the world. They are encouraged to develop a chronological framework of British history that will enable them to make sense of the new knowledge they acquire throughout their time at English Martyrs Catholic Primary School and also in their further education and beyond.


The topics we teach at English Martyrs Catholic Primary school follow National Curriculum guidance and enable children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which support our school vision and values. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination of the past which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to support them to become analytical citizens who can question human motivation and society with skill and confidence.