Our Lady and St Anselm'sRoman Catholic Primary School

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We believe that, through the study of history, children make sense of their world, begin to make links between facts and their knowledge, and enrich their understanding of it. We aim for an ambitious, high quality history curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world.


We want children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits. Fundamental in the intent of the curriculum is the sequence in which history is taught. Through carefully planned units, children are able to build upon previous topics, and make links between periods.  We believe this is important to enable children to gain a deeper understanding of the chronology of events. This enables children to understand the wider aspects of events of the past and discover a sense of identity and cultural understanding based on their historical heritage.


Miss Fleming is the subject leader for History. She is passionate about children learning from first hand experiences and believes that, through the study of history, children can begin to develop an understanding of the world in which they live. She believes that encouraging children to ask and answer those 'bigger' questions will enable them to gain a sense of the world around them. It is through these experiences that they will begin to make links with previously taught units to further inspire and promote curiosity into our own heritage.

Miss Fleming wants children to enjoy and love learning and regularly arranges field trips to provide first hand opportunities to handle artefacts; listen to people who experienced events first hand and provide opportunities to question people who are specialists in their knowledge of history.






History Calendar

Black History Day -

150 Years of St Anselm's Church -


On Wednesday, 5th February 2020, Inspire class visited Whitworth Historical museum to learn more about their current topic, The Victorians. Whilst at the museum, they were informed of how Whitworth was a thriving mill town and explored the transport and employment people would have had during this era. The children had a fantastic time dressing up in real Victorian clothing; using equipment to make clogs; performing jobs children of their age would perform and exploring how technology was not as advanced as it is today. The children asked some really deep, historical questions which impressed the volunteers at the museum. They also shared lots of facts with the volunteers they have learned in class which was impressive to hear.