St Edmund's RC Primary School

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Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH

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St Edmund's RC Primary School


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.

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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

Ks1 have learnt about different monarchs in history. They have studied Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II and found out why they are significant.

Black History Month

We have been discussing significant black men and women from the past and present day this week. Today we talked about amazing black men and women who are an inspiration in the world of sport. We learnt lots about Simone Biles, Lewis Hamilton, Usain Bolt and lots of other sports stars! Make sure you ask us about what we have learnt! 


We have been so very interested in talking about significant people from Greater Manchester. LS Lowry and Emmeline Pankhurst have been our focus. We have been inspired by the both in a very different way and they have created created some discussions in the classroom. 

Lower Key Stage Two

The Stone Age

During Autumn 1, LKS2 studied the Stone Age. They looked at how life was different in the Stone Age to how it is now. We found out about tools and hunting as well as the typical diet that was eaten. LKS2 found it interesting to learn that there were three distinct eras during the Stone Age.

Ancient Egypt

In LKS2 we have been studying Ancient Egypt. The pupils have enjoyed finding out about Tutankhamun, their gods and beliefs as well as daily life in the Egyptian period.

Black History Month

LKS2 have looked at Martin Luther King for Black history month. They studied his passionate 'I have a dream speech'. The children realised the world we live in could still be more tolerant and respectful of others. They wrote persuasive speeches to show their thoughts on segregation and prejudice.

Upper Key Stage Two  

Mayan Civilisation

 In Year 5/6 we have spent the half term looking at the Mayans. We looked at what their lives were like and compared them to ours. We discussed how the Mayans were able to grow strong even though they mainly lived surrounded by jungles. We made our own Mayan masks. 

Black History Month

In Year 5/6 we had some fantastic discussions to start our Black History Month, ready for a loop cards game. From clues on our cards, we identified many important people to celebrate throughout history. After that, we focused on celebrating Influential Musicians and the Music of Black Origin Award (MOBO). We have written some fantastic biographies!