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History

 

At St Mary’s we give children the opportunity to develop an awareness of the past, an understanding of how and why things change and how events shape the present and future.

 

 Across the key stages children study the local environment, the lives of important people in history, different civilisations and eras and make full use of historical sources, including artefacts, books, pictures, photographs and oral history.

 

Visits to museums and other places of historical interest are organised regularly.

History Curriculum Key stages 1 and 2

 

Friday 8th May represents VE Day (Victory in Europe day) and commemorates the end of the Second World War in Europe.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. 

What to learn more?

 

Click on the links below.

What was VE day and how was it celebrated?

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How the Royals reacted to the news

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VIRTUAL TOUR 

 

In Coronavirus Quarantine...

Why not virtually tour these landmarks and museums from home. 

 

British Museum Great Court, The Rosetta Stone, Egyptians Mummies 

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

The Vatican, Italy 

Virtual tour of Pio Clementino Museum, Chiaramonti Museum,

The Sistine Chapel, 

http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.html

 

Virtual tour of The Great Wall of China 

https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

 

 

During the month of October children had the opportunity to find out about the contributions made by people of African and  Caribbean descent, and the impact it has made to our country.

 

The children produced beautiful pieces of work which were displayed throughout the school. 

 

 

As well as celebrating Black History throughout the month of October, the school provides children with the opportunity to study an aspect of black history within their year group.

For example, the Civil Rights Movement where black people fought for social justice between the 1950s and 1960s. 

 

 

One significant individual during this time was Rosa Parks who refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama inspiring the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  

 

To learn more about Rosa Parks watch the video below. 

The Life of Rosa Parks for Kids | Learn Facts About Rosa Parks | Black History Month

In this kids learning video children will learn about the life of Rosa Parks. Throughout this video not only will students will be able to watch different pi...

What do you know about Black History?

 

Click on the links below to find out more.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/black-history-month

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/black-history-month-primary-and-secondary-resources/zjwf8xs

 

 

Six unsung heroines of the Civil Rights Movement

 

Click the link to learn more...

 

https://www.history.com/news/six-unsung-heroines-of-the-civil-rights-movement

 

Book List

 

  • Africa- amazing Africa by Atinuke
  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  • Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst
  • The Tudors. Kings, Queens, Scribes and Ferrets! by Marcia Williams
  • Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine 
  • The Story of Rugby Bridges by Robert Coles
  • UG: Boy Genius of the Stone Age
  • A Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino
  • The Pebble in My Pocket. A History of Our Earth by Meredith Hooper

 

Useful History websites 

 

BBC- Primary History 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/history.shtml

 

National History Museum 

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/

 

Museum of London

https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london

 

The National Gallery 

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

 

 

Big History Project- aimed at pupils aged 10 and upwards

https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

 

Ted Ed- educational videos

https://ed.ted.com/

 

 

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The Global Goals

 

What can you do to create a better world? 

Click the link below to find out more. 

https://www.globalgoals.org/

 

Great women you should know about!

Click the link below to find out more

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/41433196

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History club is postponed for the foreseeable

future due to Covid- 19.

 

Please take care during this time. 

 

 

 

History displays around the school

 

History trips at St Mary's 

 

HAMPTON COURT PALACE

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

ROYAL ALBERT HALL

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Monday 11th November

Remembrance Day is a memorial day to remember the members of the armed forces who have died on duty since World War I.

Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918, as the major hostilities of World War I were formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" of 1918. 

As a school we will remember the fallen by coming today to share in a remembrance liturgy. 

 

 

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