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Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary School

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At Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, we believe that the teaching of history helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. History helps pupils to know their place in the story of the world. 




At OLQM, history is primarily delivered through our Quest curriculum. 

Quest is based on four principles: QUestions, Experiences, Skills and Total (holistic). You can find out more about it here.


Twice a year ‘History’ is the driver subject and predominant focus of each class’ Quest. Although, the teaching of history, historical figures and historical events permeate through the majority of Quest work across the curriculum.



We enhance our teaching of history through a range of educational experiences: such as, trips to local points of interest; having experts visit classes and extracurricular activities. We also enrich our history teaching through specific assemblies, reflections, and celebrations when opportunities arise.  





We value the subject-specific skills, knowledge and vocabulary of History. Therefore, we have also created a progressive set of skills that children will develop while at OLQM. 


These fall under five different strands and are listed below:

  • Chronological understanding
  • Historical enquiry
  • Range and depth of historical knowledge
  • Interpretations of history
  • Organisation and communication





If you would like to know more about how we teach History at our school, please contact Mr Hale via the ‘Contact Us’ page.