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St Edward's Catholic Primary School


Our History Lead is Mrs. Horsfield



Our intent at St Edward’s Catholic Primary School is that our History curriculum will help pupils to augment their cultural literacy and gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.


We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past; teaching them to ask questions, think critically, understand, use and reflect on first hand and secondary evidence and develop an appreciation of where their lives fit in into the past as well as the future.


We teach children to understand the complexity of people’s lives in the past, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups.




History lessons focus on developing historical skills and children working as historians. Children are exposed to real life historical experiences and learn about history in an active and creative way. We want children to experience history wherever possible through visits, visitors and trips. We visit our local museums as well as travel by coach to other historical places of interest around Kent.


The planning of history combines the progression of skills and knowledge throughout the school along with enrichment opportunities in which to apply that learning.


Outcomes in books and evidence from pupil voice will demonstrate a broad and balanced history curriculum, showing children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge and skills.


Black History Month Celebrations

This term we have been learning about Black History Month.

In EYFS, we have learnt about Floella Benjamin and St. Augustin of Hippo.

In Year 1,we have learnt about Rosa Parks and St. Simon of Cyrene.

In Year 2, we have learnt about Martin Luther king and St. Benedict the Moor.

In Year 3, we have learnt about Mo Farah and St. Moses the Strong.

In Year 4, we have learnt about President Obama and St. Monica of Hippo.

In Year 5,  we have learnt about Nelson Mandela and St. Josephine Bakita.

In Year 6, we have learnt about Katharine Johnson and St. Martin de Porres.

Big Fish Lantern parade...


We were very lucky to have a visit from 'The Big Fish Arts'.

We were shown how we can prepare and join in the celebrations with the local community. We learnt a song that complements the lanterns and the light that they will bring to the island.

Later in the term, the children will be making lanterns for the Big Fish Lantern Parade- Saturday 2nd December at 4pm.

Big Fish Assembly- Lantern parade

The impact of our History teaching and learning can be seen in work below

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Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address Barham Court, Teston, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Edward's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.