Iveagh Ancestry

  Unlocking the past


Primary School History Workshops

As a history specialist, Michael can offer his knowledge and enthusiasm to enrich your history curriculum through:

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One Y5 said:


‘More days of Mr Rooney!’

These include:

  • a 2 hour session on genealogy using census information

  • a 2 hour session looking at Victorian farming artefacts

  • a session tailor-made to your curriculum requirements

Michael can offer a series of activities exploring aspects of life in local communities, through learning about continuity and change over one or several time periods.  The local study package is designed to meet the specific needs of your school and the requirements of the The World Around Us curriculum element.

Michael can offer a selection of resources to support the History curriculum delivered by classroom teachers.

The Primary school sessions are designed to fit with the The World Around Us element of the curriculum.  

The main skills areas developed through the sessions are:


  • Examining evidence (Thinking, Problem-Solving and Decision Making)

  • Making links between cause and effect (Thinking, Problem-Solving and Decision Making)

  • Comparing and contrasting things that have changed and things that have stayed the same (Thinking, Problem-Solving and Decision Making)

  • Having opinions about evidence (Thinking, Problem-Solving and Decision Making)

  • Exploring evidence and asking questions about it (Being Creative)

  • Developing and using historical language (Working with Others)

  • Working together in groups (Working with Others)

  • Listening and taking part in discussions, offering answers and responding to the opinions of others (Communication)

  • Using ICT to present work, share ideas and research information (ICT)

Interactive history sessions

Local studies

Curriculum Resources

Curriculum Links

For Key Stage 3, 4 & 5, click here.