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 Subject Leader
History in the News
As part of our half term topic based on 'The Titanic', the Swans children started to construct their Titanic rooms. Lots of Design and Technology skills were used - including using the saws!
Woodpecker's roving reporters went back in time to 1969 - the day after Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon. We wrote newspaper reports of the historic event, then made News Round style video recordings which we shared with the class! One small step for Neil...
The children at school created individual poppies which formed part of a display; this was complemented by some black out poetry from the Swans and some paintings completed by the Kingfishers. We all stood outside on the school field at 11am on the 11th November and...
The children in Kingfishers Class have been learning about Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night. The children were introduced to Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot in History. The children learnt key facts about Guy Fawkes and about his involvement in the Gunpowder plot. The...
In science, the children have been exploring magnetism. They looked at attraction and repulsion which led onto a discussion of how compasses work. We looked at photos of the compass on board Titanic and spoke about why it was placed on the upper deck and not in the...
As part of the topic entitled 'Significant Events', the children in the Swans class are learning about the 'Titanic'. In our recent history lesson, the children were given the name of a passenger who was on board the passenger ship; they then had to research facts...