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

History Detectives

History Detectives

In History, Woodpeckers Class have been learning about The Great Fire Of London. They have travelled back in time their time machines to 1666 and learnt all about what life was like. Then they took ownership of their own learning by being challenged to use research...

Owls Shared Learning Session

Owls Shared Learning Session

On Thursday 4th October, the Owls class were joined by their parents for a shared learning session. The children had to work with their parents and family members to research and produce information posters about the Vikings to tie in with our History topic. The...

Wedding Dresses

Wedding Dresses

The children in Kingfishers Class were very lucky as they had three visitors to the classroom this week, Mrs Kite, Mrs Allum and Mrs Clark. They had brought in their wedding dresses and photo albums. The children really enjoyed listening to Mrs Kite and Mrs Allum...

Royal Wedding @ Stratford St Mary

Royal Wedding @ Stratford St Mary

On Wednesday afternoon the children in Kingfisher Class participated in their own 'Royal Wedding' of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Reverend Rosalind came to school and carried out the wedding ceremony. The children took on a role and all enjoyed the special...

Spiders, Trains, Rainforests and Bodies

Spiders, Trains, Rainforests and Bodies

On Thursday 8th March, it was the Owls' turn to do their class assembly. The children shared their Literacy work, which included non-chronological reports about spiders whilst others reported information about famous steam trains, which is part of our current History...

Fantastic Fireworks

Fantastic Fireworks

The children in Kingfishers Class have been learning about Fireworks this week. The Year One children have really enjoyed learning about The Gunpowder Plot in History and the Reception children have been using their creative skills  to produce lovely firework pictures...

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