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St. Giles’ Catholic Primary School – History Curriculum Statement

At St. Giles’ 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.








EYFS – Let’s Celebrate

As part of their vehicle reception class have been looking at festivals and celebrations.  They have studied celebrations in the wider community such as remembrance day, Diwali and Christmas as well as their own birthday celebrations and family celebration such as weddings. The children looked at their own personal history and how they have changed over time.



Year 1 – Celebrating Cheadle

Year 1 have been studying the local community in their vehicle, celebrating Cheadle.  They have looked at the history behind the ‘Potteries’ and have visited Wedgewood, learning about Josiah Wedgewood.

Year 3 – It’s Playtime

Year 3 have been learning about the Stone age and Iron age through their vehicle, ‘It’s Playtime’.  They made their own stone age art work!

Year 4 – Bean to Bar

Year 4 have been learning about the Aztecs and Mayans in their vehicle Bean to Bar.  They visited Cadbury world to learn about how the Aztecs used the cacao bean to create a chocolate drink.

Year 6 – Pugin’s Gem

Year 6 have been learning about the history of St Giles’ Church, Pugin’s Gem.  They have researched Pugin and studied the Victorian era.  As part of their vehicle the class visited St Chad’s Cathedral.  This was also designed by Pugin.