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

Tudor House

Tudor House

The children became designers and designed their own Tudor house. The children looked at images of different Tudor houses and thought about what they looked liked and the features they had. The children used the information to design their own Tudor house. They drew a...

A Mysterious Letter

A Mysterious Letter

The Woodpeckers have been comparing objects from the past in their History lessons (whilst learning about The Gun Powder Plot). The children have been comparing how we would send messages to somebody now, and how they would have been delivered in 1605. They learnt...

A Rather Regal Day Out

A Rather Regal Day Out

On Friday 8th November, Swans took a trip out to Framlingham Castle. We couldn't resist a trip to the Castle on the Hill as Queen Mary I resided there in 1553. We had a good look around the castle, and the children were brilliant at looking at the evidence in the...

The Terrible Tudors begin their Reign…

The Terrible Tudors begin their Reign…

The Terrible Tudors have begun their reign in Swans class this week, and the children have all been excited to get learning about one of the most influential families in British History. On Thursday 31st of October, we re-enacted the Battle of Bosworth- the last of...

Archaeology Club

This half term, Mrs Marshall is running a lunchtime Archaeology club for children in Owls and Swans classes. Over the last two weeks, the children had to work together to chip dinosaur bones out of rock. It was very difficult, and took them a long time. Once all the...

Remembrance Day Medals

Remembrance Day Medals

This week in school is Remembrance Week. As part of this topic, the Owls class made Remembrance Day medals. The children had to listen to Mrs Marshall very carefully and follow her instructions. To tie in with their Literacy work, the children then wrote instructions...

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