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Somerset Bridge

Primary School

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Winner - Britta Teckentrup 99.7%, A.A.Milne 98.3%
Somerset Bridge Primary School, Stockmoor Drive, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 6AH
01278 422100
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Somerset Bridge Values
Aspire to be the best we can in our behaviour, our learning and our hopes and dreams.
Brave to challenge ourselves and take risks so that we achieve the best we can.
Care for our school environment, so that we maintain a safe, sustainable and healthy community and set an example for life choices both within and outside of school.
Collaborate with all members of the community – pupils, parents, staff, governors, neighbouring schools and organisations in the local area - ensuring that all contributions are encouraged and valued.



Intent: In History, we encourage pupils to develop an appreciation and understanding of the past, evaluating a range of primary and secondary sources. Our children will be able to explain how these sources give us an insight into how people around the world used to live and how these explanations may differ. Pupils will be taught to make links between these areas of learning, with the aim of developing engaged, motivated and curious learners that can reflect on the past and make meaningful links to the present day. We aim to increase the children’s knowledge of their own local history within Bridgwater; their knowledge of the wider local history of Britain; as well as their knowledge of the world. Our History curriculum has been designed to cover all of the skills, knowledge and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum. The National Curriculum states that ‘a high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.’ We will encourage ideas of debate and reflection to ensure our children are equipped with the skills to understand what it means to be historians.


  • We offer hands-on experiences that deepen children’s understanding, such as visiting local areas that have historical importance, for example: The Bridgwater Brick and Tile Museum in Year 3 and The Bridgwater Fair in Year 1.
  • We offer opportunities for children to begin to organise events using basic chronology, recognising that things happened before they were born.
  • The children have opportunities to take part in trips and engage in events and workshops that promote historical thinking, for example: An Egyptian workshop in Year 4 and a Victorian workshop in Year 5.
  • We promote various essential characteristics in our children to help them to become historians.
  • We encourage the children to think critically about different events, places and people in history.
  • Our children will evaluate and challenge different ideas and views through debates, discussions and the questioning of their past.
  • We inspire our children to develop a curiosity to learn more about our history.
  • We embolden our children to develop methods of historical enquiry to understand why evidence is used in different ways and why different arguments are made.
  • We enable the children to increase their understanding of people in the past, events and contexts through a coherent and chronological sequence.

Black History Month

October is Black History Month in the UK - a month to highlight the achievements of the Black community, celebrate their contributions to the UK and learn about the important Black historical figures who helped make Britain what it is today.

Black History Month 2022