History

At Stratford St Mary Primary School we believe through high-quality planning, teaching and assessing, the History curriculum will provide a range of opportunities which will:

  • Inspire our pupils’ curiousity so they gain a coherent and chronological knowledge and understanding of Britain’s, and the wider world’s past; from the earliest times to the present day including using connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history and between short and long time-scales. 
  • Inspire our pupils’ curiosity so they gain knowledge and understanding of how people’s lives have shaped the nation.
  • Inspire our pupils’ curiosity so they gain knowledge and understanding of how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
  • Ensure our pupils know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world; the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies and achievements. 
  • Ensure our pupils gain an understanding of abstract historical terms (empire, civilisation, parliament and peasantry) and understand the methods of historical enquiry; how evidence is used to make historical claims and understand how and why contrasting arguments of the past have been constructed. 
  • Equip our pupils’ with the skills and understanding to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.
  • Help our pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and the relationships between different groups, their own identity and the challenges of their time. 

History in the News

Stone Age Pottery

This half term, the children in Woodpeckers class have enjoyed learning about The Stone Age. In Art we have looked at Stone Age cave art, drawings and pottery. This week we made our own Stone Age pots and bowls and used natural objects to help make patterns on them....

Water Colour Cards

Water Colour Cards

The children made war time thank you cards for The Shed and invitations to a ‘war time tea’ for the elderly in the village! They use watercolours and aged the card with tea!!

World War 2

World War 2

The Swans had a fantastic trip to Ipswich Museum where they took part in activities linked to life in WW2. After that, we went to 'The Shed' for an evacuee lunch! Whilst we were there, the photographer from the Ipswich Star came and took lots of lovely photos which...

Egyptian Art Work

Egyptian Art Work

As part of the Owls topic based on the Ancient Egyptians, the children created some portraits.  They also used modelling clay to make canopic jars! These were then displayed in our class museum.  The children were really proud of their creations. [gallery...

Stone Age Cave Art

Stone Age Cave Art

This half term the children in Woodpecker class have been learning about The Stone Age. In Art, we have been looking at prehistoric cave art. Stone age cave art consisted mainly of hunter gatherers, bush men and animals. The children used tracing paper to help them...

A Day Out in London!

A Day Out in London!

On Wednesday 30th September, Owls and Swans took the coach to London to visit the Maritime Museum at Greenwich (the children were fascinated by Nelson's bloodstained uniform!)  and then onto see the new Andrew Lloyd Webber - Cinderella. Everyone had a great time and...

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