Shipton Bellinger Primary School


 As Historians at Shipton Bellinger, we are always asking questions about the past. We believe that understanding our shared history helps us to understand ourselves. Historians at our school will order, evaluate and explore the events and civilisations that have impacted on our society from the very beginnings of time right up to present day. Our Golden Thread of Heroes provides context to our younger learners - by meeting a range of historical heroes, they begin to understand History as a series of stories, ready to develop a wider context as they continue to learn. Enquiry questions anchor our learning journeys and key concepts ensure that learners can make close, chronological links in their learning in order to revisit and reapply their historical knowledge.

Our Golden Thread of Community ensures that the choices we make are relevant and meaningful to our learners. We are so lucky here at Shipton Bellinger to be surrounded by fascinating local history - from Stonehenge and Old Sarum Castle to the secret Spitfire workshops on Salisbury Plain. Our curriculum inspires us to find out more about the past, our local area and ourselves!


Information about our History Curriculum

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History at Shipton Bellinger Primary School

Owl class started this year with a very important enquiry question: how did King John change our country? (That's right... that King John!) Through our study of the Magna Carta and the Baron's Revolt, we learnt how democracy and fair government began in our country. Of course we then had to go and meet King John at Salisbury Cathedral to persuade him to seal the Magna Carta...