History is for all children from junior infants to sixth class. The curriculum supports children to develop basic skills as an historian through a knowledge and understanding of people, events and developments in the past.

The curriculum is presented in two sections:


  • Time and chronology
  • Using evidence
  • Change and continuity
  • Synthesis and communication
  • Cause and effect
  • Empathy


  • Myself and my family
  • Story
  • Early people and ancient stories
  • Life, society, work and culture in the past
  • Eras of change and conflict
  • Politics, conflict and society
  • Continuity and change over time.

People we Admire from History

Ms. Russell’s 2nd and 3rd Class completed a project about a person they admire from history. Here are some photos and videos of their projects.

Walt Disney

Amelia Earhart

Neil Armstrong

Martin Luther King

Michael Collins

Becky Lynch

Coco Chanel

Here’s a link to Liam’s Project on Steven Gerrard, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I4YMYh8OZMExGbBCKTl2PlpnsKTbaAom/view

Trip to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Bunratty Castle Constructions

Mrs. Lordan’s 4th Class constructed Bunratty Castle using materials from home. They paid great attention to detail designing lovely moats, drawbridges, windows, doors and even a throne. Well done 4th class!

Ancient Egypt

Ms. Russell’s 2nd and 3rd Class have been learning all about Ancient Egypt this month. They designed beautiful pschents that were crowns made by pharaohs. Can you spot some of Pharaohs of Patrickswell?!

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