At the Rosary Catholic Primary School, we provide a rich and engaging History Curriculum. We encourage our children to investigate and report on the past through research and enquiry, as well as looking at a range of sources, which helps them to provide evidence of their findings.
Please see the History topics that will be covered over the year and also a list of websites that you can visit to research the topics further.
Please also encourage your children to look at other sources for information. For example: A visit to the Library to read books, newspapers and journals or visit to the local Museum or place of interest where they can engage with artefacts and other information from the past. Try to encourage your children to discuss what they have been learning in these topics as this will enable them to make further progress at home and in school.
Date for your diaries:
On Friday 6th July, the whole school will be participating in a creative 'History through the ages' day.
Nursery and Reception: This will be linked to a book with significant people from the past.
Year 1: What was life like when our grandparents were children?
Year 2: Who were our greatest explorers?
Year 3: What happened when the Romans came?
Year 4: Is it better to be a child now than in the past? (Linked to the previous topic - Victorians)
Year 5: Who were the Ancient Greeks?
Year 6: Would the Vikings do anything for money? Why do we remember the Maya? (This will be confirmed at a later date due to the SATS)
*More information will be given out closer to the time.
Historical trips this year...
Year 1: TBC
Year 2: TBC
Year 3: Sarehole Mill
Explore Birmingham in Prehistoric times in this hands-on outdoor workshop.
Pupils will explore life in the Stone Age and the Bronze Age investigating tools and materials in each period. Handle genuine prehistoric artefacts, build shelters and explore a real Bronze Age historic site in local woodland.
Year 4: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Help to prepare the Pharaoh for the afterlife! The children will have hands fun and gruesome jobs that come with the task of mummification.
Year 5: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Using role play, costumes and music pupils will act out an ancient play based on a myth. They will explore the ancient Olympics and replicate an historical festival parade.
Year 6: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Unearth the story of the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure ever found – the Staffordshire Hoard!
Pupils will dig up and investigate objects whilst learning about how the hoard was found. They will use scientific conservation techniques to learn more about how we care for this fascinating find.