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. 

Mrs Bilner

History Subject Leader

History in the News

Egyptian Death Mask Making in DT

Egyptian Death Mask Making in DT

The Woodpeckers have been creating death masks in DT. The children took inspiration from Tutankhamun's death mask when designing their own. They created their masks by covering a balloon with paper mache, cutting it in half and attaching a cardboard head dress. The...

Owl’s Trip To Colchester Castle

Owl’s Trip To Colchester Castle

On Friday 7th February, to tie in with our class work on the Romans, the Owls class took part in a 'Romans In Colchester' day at Colchester Castle. We began our day with a Story Tour down in the castle vaults. Our guide, John, explained the early history of Colchester...

A Trip To Ipswich Museum

A Trip To Ipswich Museum

On Wednesday 5th February, the Woodpeckers went to Ipswich Museum to take part in an activity day based around the Ancient Egyptians. They got to handle ancient artifacts, try on Egyptian clothing and masks as well as taking part in lots of fun activities. The...

Mummification Experiment Results!

Mummification Experiment Results!

Two weeks ago the children took part in an experiment. They wanted to find out if the mummification process actually worked and so they worked in pairs to mummify a tomato. They followed the same mummification steps as the Egyptians would have done with their...

Embalming Tomatoes!

Embalming Tomatoes!

On Monday 20th January,  the Woodpeckers investigated the scientific process of mummification by becoming Egyptian Embalmers! As there weren't any dead Pharaohs lying around, the children used tomatoes instead- to symbolise the Pharaoh's body. The children followed...

The Impact of the Railways

For our History topic this half term, the Owls have been learning about steam railways. On Tuesday 19th November, we learnt about the impact that the steam railways had on Britain. Firstly, the children had to sort statements about the effects of the railways into...

Share This