At Royston St John Baptist CE Primary, we believe in the great value of learning about history and historic events. In order to understand why events happen in the world today, we first need to understand what impact the past has had on our way of living and how it has influenced the way we see and interact with the world around us. We seek to instil this in the children we teach. History is so much more than specific dates and knowing how many wives Henry VIII had (although these key facts are obviously still important!). It is about understanding how and why societies prosper and fall, what impact key events had on everyday people and how we can learn from the great successes, and failures, of the past.
Fundamentally, at its most basic level, history is about everyday people just like us. Giving children a viewpoint into the past enables them to see and most importantly, understand why events happened and what impact they have had on our lives today.
We hope that we can instil a lifelong love of History and all its wonders into the children that we teach through our fantastic History Curriculum.
‘We are not makers of history. We are made by history.’
Martin Luther King Jr.
Subject on a page - History
EYFS Learning in History Overview
History Sequence of Learning Document
Golden Thread Coverage Outline
History Curriculum Road Map - Reading
History Learning Journey Map
We are remembering our Queen by painting portraits of her and investigating how her face changes on coins over the years…
Year 5 historians have LOVED our history topic all about Mining in the local area. They have been so engaged and enthusiastic throughout, telling stories about grandparents, great grandparents and even great, great grandparents who worked down the pit. Some of our...
As part of year 5's History topic about mining in the local area, we took a trip to the amazing National Coal Mining Museum. The children were fabulous historians, taking a tour underground to learn about mining, the conditions miners worked in, and the changes that...
During Geography, Year 1 have been designing new towns and villages making sure they included all the amenities they would need for a happy community.
After our wonderful history day based on the Queens Jubilee, we discovered that Mrs Butterfield’s dad was a Queen’s guard. What an amazing fact. We have loved drawing pictures of him.
We had wonderful ‘History Day’ in school celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. We all looked at different areas of historical study in the morning and celebrated with a huge street style party in the afternoon complete with cucumber sandwiches. [gallery...
We are building long term knowledge in our wider curriculum as we recall our previous learning from ‘Mining’ in Year Five. We have been looking how our knowledge of mining will help us in our next unit after half term. [gallery type="thumbnails" columns="2"...
…we created a timeline from the start of the period to the modern day. It helped us understand just how long the Ancient Egyptian civilisation lasted for!
We had a whole school geography day, where each class focussed on a different African country - we were Ghana! Throughout the day, we took part in a variety of activities: - We completed research about Ghana, including trade, education, and landscapes. - We made...
We celebrated the continent of Africa. Each class had their own country and shared in activities linked to their county. We all took part in food tasting, dancing and art activities.