St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH



0161 921 1940


History Curriculum Offer

At St Edmund’s we have designed a History curriculum that develops children’s curiosity and investigative skills whilst allowing children to become independent thinkers and develop their enquiry skills.  Problem solving and reflection is at the heart of our History lessons, where children are challenged to use a wide range of historical vocabulary to communicate their thoughts and ideas. Furthermore, our History curriculum increases all children’s knowledge of Britain’s past and the wider world, at the centre of this learning is our local area and the needs of our community. We support children to think deeply about historical events and reflect upon how they can help us make informed choices in our current lives and make valuable contributions to our wider community.

Online Resources 


Black history month 

We have been marking Black History Month in school during October.

EYFS have enjoyed learning about Black History month. 

They have enjoyed creating African art and masks. Also some children have shared traditional African clothes and talked about their families.  



In half term in reception our topic has been Winter. We have been talking about how time passes in order, that time changes us all and the world around us. We have also looked at what we wear and do because of the time of year. We have talked about what happens in winter and the change of weather. We compared it to summer and the types of clothes we wear.


Key Stage One

Kings and Queens

We have started our Spring term History unit and we are loving it. This week we focused on a range of monarchs past and present. We even placed them in chronological order. We enjoyed exploring some artefacts linked to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. We recognised some objects but many were new for us all. We have also compared two Queens.

The Great Fire of London

We have completed our Great Fire of London history unit. We have learnt so much! We added a Great Fire of London card to our own history timeline pack. We placed the card in chronological order with our other significant events and people.

Lower Key Stage Two

Year 3/4 have been learning all about the Egyptians. They have looked at historical figures in Ancient Egypt such as Tutankhamen and how Egyptians lived. Year 3/4 have also looked at where Egypt is on world map in relation to Britain and looked at important dates during that time. 

Upper Key Stage Two  

In year 5/6  we have been learning about Ancient Islamic CivilisationWe have spent a lot of time looking at the layout of the cities, including the resources and skills they had to make their incredible buildings. This lesson, we looked at sights, sounds and smells that you would expect to find within a city in Baghdad during this time. We linked our Information technology topic within computing topic with our history. Year 5/6 created PowerPoints comparing Baghdad to Manchester, researching the weather, foods and monuments.