St Paul's CE Primary

St Paul's CE Primary

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Porritt Street, Bury, BL9 6LJ

0161 764 3788


‘We are not makers of history. We are made by history.’

Martin Luther King Jr


Mrs Morris is our history subject leader. 

This is what she says about her subject.

History at St Paul’s is a chance for our children to investigate what came before. To discover significant people, amazing events and world changing discoveries. It is a chance to use historical artifacts, secondary sources and a variety of clues  to find out about the past.  Knowing and understanding more about the past and what has come before, helps us to understand more about about how we live our lives in modern society.


Our History Curriculum

In KS1 we feel the topics such as How did Nurses of the Past make our Hospitals Better? What was Life like in World War I? and our local history topic How did the Kay Family Change the Textile Industry in Bury? ties in with our schools nurturing values and offer important links with our local area.

In KS2 we also chose certain topics such as the Year 6 topic of Who were the Windrush Generation?, as we have a lot of pupils who are new arrivals to the country join our school. We feel it is important to show children how important immigration is how it has impacted on British History. Units of work such as Why did Henry VIII reform the Church of England? was chosen as it covers the origins of our church. This is vital as our church's beliefs and teachings are the thread that runs through the whole of our school curriculum.


Mary Seacole from our unit - How did nurses of the past make our hospitals better?

How we Teach History
What a Good Learner in History Looks Like

When our children leave St Paul's, as a good learner in History, they will be able to:

  • Have developed a ‘mental timeline’ for the broad developments and periods of time studied throughout their time here.
  • Have an understanding of how Britain has changed over time due to invasions from significant groups of people in history.
  • Have an understanding of some ancient civilisations, including ones from the wider world, and what they discovered.
  • Be able to make comparisons between the present, including their own lives and localities,  and significant cultures, events and people in history.
  • Accurately sequence significant events on a timeline for a range of history units.
  • Ask their own questions about history based on sources of information.
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