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At Stoneyholme Primary, history inspires our pupils to be curious about the past. Through studying history, our pupils develop their understanding of chronology; learning how peoples' lives have shaped Britain and how Britain has been influenced by the wider world and in turn influenced world history. History enables our children to gain an historical perspective, by understanding their place in the world; how their families and community may have been affected by wide world events. They learn to understand connections from the local to the international. Our pupils gain an understanding of historical terms and learn to use these to frame questions which demonstrate an understanding of concepts such as cause and consequence. To promote historical enquiry we ensure that the children have a wide range of experiences.


Through historical enquiry, our pupils gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms through interrogating substantive concepts such as empire, monarchy, invasion, democracy and power.  


Year 1 learned about the First World War and Remembrance. They discussed the outcomes and impact of the war and made a wreath for Mrs Davison to take on her Remembrance walk.

Year 2 have learned about the significance of Scott of the Antarctic.

They have used a range of sources, including photographs and letters, to ask and answer questions about the past.

Year 3 have been learning about the Stone Age and the Iron Age. Here are examples of their learning which has been achieved through the use of a range of sources.

Year 4 have been learning about the impact that the Romans and the Anglo Saxons made on our lives today.

Year 5 have compared the Ancient Greek and the Mayan civilisations to consider their similarities and differences.

Year 6 have considered the importance of the Nile on the development of the Ancient Egyptians as a civilisation and written at length about other aspects of Ancient Egypt.