At St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School we want every child to be happy and enthusiastic learners of History, and to be eager to achieve their very best in order to fulfil their God-given talents. We firmly believe that the recipe for success is high quality first-wave teaching in History, which is central to the life of our happy, caring school.
Year 1 - What are these chimneys I can see?
Year 1 are currently learning about the significant local history of the Stoke-on-Trent pottery industry. They will learn about the 'best of the best' in this industry, from Josiah Wedgwood to Emma Bridgewater.
Year 2 – How has our school changed in 30 years?
Year 2 are currently learning about the changes in our school. Did you know our school was founded in 1870? Above are some pictures of old record books the Head of school had to write in each day. We loved looking through them to see how different it was!
Year 3 – How does Ancient Egyptian life compare with ours today?
Year 3 are currently learning about the early civilization, Ancient Egypt. They have learn about other early civilizations and Tutankhamun. They are going to develop their understanding of Egyptian hierarchy, Egyptian Gods and other key parts Egyptian lives.
Year 4 – How did Britain change from the Stone Age to the Iron Age?
Year 4 are currently taking a historical trip through the Stone Age to Iron Age. The children have been developing their knowledge of what it was like to live in the Stone Age and the roles of the early hunter-gatherers. They are also going to explore how metal began to be used in Britain and how people began to stay in more permanent settlements.
Year 5 – Did World War II affect Staffordshire?
Year 5 are currently learning about World War II. Over the summer, they designed these amazing Anderson Shelters to kick start their vehicle. They also are having an evacuation day where the children will come in dressed as evacuees to experience what it was like to be a child during World War II.
Year 6 – What impact did the Romans have on Britain today?
Year 6 are currently learning about the growth of the Roman empire and its impact on the world then and now. One of the milestones of their vehicle this term is to create a working model of a Roman aqueduct: one of the many marvelous inventions we have the Romans to thank for. Keep an eye out for our completed models!
Today has seen an epic Roman invasion of Year 6! We started the day completing our maths work Roman style - using Roman Numerals. We had a secret message from Julius Caesar that need deciphering. The message was:
It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
The rest of the day was spent being Roman engineers. Using our historical knowledge of two Roman inventions – the aqueduct and the catapult – and our DT skills, we created working models of both of these.