St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

History around our school


At St Peter's Primary, we don't just view History as dates to remember, or facts to recall. We encourage pupils to become detectives who explore the past in an engaging and exciting way. History is taught mainly through a topic based approach and gives pupils a chance to explore a wide range of sources from which the past may come alive.
We teach children to be open minded and enquiring thinkers who understand cause and effect. We want them to understand how people have lived in the past and compare this to modern life. In order to extend this learning, children learn in a variety of active ways. Children undertake drama and dance as a way of learning about the past- which is something that the children at St Peter's particularly enjoy. They also use ICT to enhance their learning and research the past. Each History topic is carefully planned to allow opportunities for extended writing, maths and reading too! Take a look at what is going on in our school.


Autumn 1

Year 6 History in our Literacy lessons

Year 5 Ancient Greece

     We researched our topic.                                                   Our topic display shows how we are demonstrating History skills.


 Athens or Sparta???                                                                    Writing letters to Jeremy Kyle about the complicated lives of Greek Gods.


Year 3 Artist in History


We researched the historical artist Alberto Giacometti and used chocolate matchsticks to recreate some of his pictures. Our trip to Cadbury world taught us all about the history of chocolate and about the famous Cadbury family, who lived very close to us in Bournville.

Year 2 Great Fire of London


A very exciting topic in Year 2. We know when and where The Great Fire of London started- we could show you this on a timeline! We found out lots of facts about the fire service back then and how different they are today. We read Samuel Pepys' Diaries, some suggest that the fire was caused by burning some small cakes- we baked some cakes, thankfully there was no fire!