St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH



0161 921 1940


Curriculum Intent

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.


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.  



Key Stage One

Nurturing Nurse

This half term our topic has been 'Nurturing Nurses'. We have enjoyed learning about 3 significant nurses. Florence Nightingale, Edith Cavell and Mary Seacole. First we predicted who they were and why were they significant. Then we learnt about each nurse. We have also had a debate about Edith Cavell, is she a hero or a traitor?  We now lots about Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell. We have created some post learning videos to share our knowledge. Take a look. 

Black history month 

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

Year 1 & 2 have enjoyed talking about Rosa Parks in detail. 

We enjoyed staging our own 'Bus Boycott'.The children drew themselves in 1955 and made signs to share their messages of support. We had a great time and the children were very reflective about such a significant event in our history.

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  

Year 5/6 have learned all sorts about the Vikings, particularly about how they were raiders and then settlers. They have discussed sources to see whether Vikings were really, or always vicious. They have also discovered that particular place names that we still have today, originate from the Vikings. Also there’s some fab Viking houses some made as homework.