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.
Dates for your diaries(2018-2019):
October 2018 - Black History Month.
Friday 9th November 2018 - WW1 Day - The whole school will be remembering and thanking those who served, sacrificed and changed our world.
Wednesday 28th November 2018 - Year 4 trip to BMAG.
Wednesday 5th December 2018 - Year 6 trip to BMAG.
Wednesday 26th June 2019 - Year 5 trip to BMAG.
Wednesday 3rd July 2019- Year 3 trip to BMAG.
Historical trips this year...
Nursery: Blakesley Hall
The children will use their observational skills and extend their vocabulary by using traditional rhyme, song and action to learn about the house and life in the past. Pupils will see the type of fire Polly would put her kettle on, help the dish run away with the spoon in the Hall and join the king singing ‘Lavender’s Blue’ to his queen in a parlour fit for a royal couple.
There will also be the opportunity to play with replica wooden toys and sing to remember how to ‘wind the yoyo up’. Then, they will sing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ as a lullaby to the children chosen to try out the replica bed in the Children’s Bedchamber.
Reception: Aston Hall
The children will have the chance to experience an enchanting fairy tale story (Cinderella) in the magnificent setting of Aston Hall. Pupils will dress up as characters; from the wicked stepmother to the handsome prince, as they explore the house, telling the story as they explore.
Year 1: TBC
Year 2: TBC
Year 3: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Ancient Rome Explorers.
With the help of a Learning Officer, pupils will discover the world of Ancient Rome by exploring the fantastic history galleries.
They will hunt out ‘star objects’, find out more about the Roman world through specialised worksheets, take the opportunity to sketch and get to take away their own creations based on Ancient Rome.
Year 4: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Ancient Egyptian Mummification session.
The children will help to prepare the Pharaoh for the afterlife; they will have the opportunity to have hands on fun to complete the 'gruesome' jobs that came with mummification. In addition to this, they will also have the opportunity to discover the Ancient Egyptian artefacts displayed in the museum.
Year 5: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Ancient Greeks: Myths, Gods and Celebrations.
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
Anglo-Saxon Life interactive Session.
Pupils will get into character to explore life in a Saxon village in this immersive session. They will use objects, costumes and stories to illuminate this fascinating time period.