St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH

Email:

stedmunds.rcprimaryschool@salford.gov.uk


Tel:

0161 921 1940

History

Curriculum Intent

  1. Provide all children with the opportunity to make progress and reach their full academic potential.
  2. To develop children’s knowledge and understanding of significant events and people in History with a focus on the North West.
  3. To increase all children’s knowledge of Britain’s past and the wider world, taking into account our local area, using these events to make informed choices in their own lives and make valuable contributions to their wider community.
  4. To develop the children’s curiosity and enquiry skills whilst building a shared vocabulary.

To create learning activities which engage children and develop an enquiring and questioning mind to prepare the children to access learning and be ‘job ready’.

EYFS

In Nursery they have spent their week learning about WW1,Remembrance and the importance of the poppy. They have spent time getting creative making many styles of poppies. 

In Reception they have spent their week learning about WW1,Remembrance and the importance of the poppy. They have spent time getting creative making many styles of poppies. 

All about me.

In reception the children have explored all about them. They have looked at things they can do now and compared them to things they couldn't do when they were younger. The children have learnt about how they have changed as they have got older. 

Key Stage One

The Gunpowder Plot.

In Year 1-2 our topic has been The Gunpowder Plot. They have spent their time learning the story of The Gunpowder Plot and have sequence the events. They have also made wanted posters for Thomas Percy as he was the King's guard who helped with the plot.  

Great Explorers.

In KS1 our topic has been Great Explorers. We have been looking at different explorers. KS1 was given a picture of an explorer and had to guess who he was. We learnt all about the places Iba Battuta travelled to and the problems he faced. We also have been learning about Christopher Columbus. We talked about how we would feel travelling at sea and finally seeing land after 36 days.   

Lower Key Stage Two

In history, Year 3/4 enjoyed studying The Romans and locating roman roads. Later in the unit, they had to research Roman Baths and write a persuasive leaflet explaining the different areas within the bathhouse.

Upper Key Stage Two  

In history, Year 6 started their Vikings topic with imagining they were Anglo-Saxon settlers, looking out at oncoming Viking invaders. They had to remember key facts about what they could see and learn about the Viking Longships, and report this back to their fellow villagers. ‚ÄčOne activity was to build their own Viking building. Lots of very impressive houses were constructed!

For homework lots of children enjoyed baking viking inspired recipes, such as bread, cookies and flapjack. They shared their recipes before taste testing with the class.