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At St. Joseph’s we live, love and learn by the example of Jesus

At St. Joseph’s we live, love and learn by the example of Jesus


Summer 1 2024

History in Action!


This half term the children have been very busy with their history learning.  They have been busy researching, finding out, looking at and studying first and secondary resources. Our Year groups have covered these topics:





Our local Area - Reception maps it out!

Year 1

How have explorers changed the world?

Year 2

What is a Monarch?

Year 3

What did the Ancient Egyptians believe?

Year 4

 Were the Vikings raiders, traders or settlers?

Year 5

How did the Maya civilisation compare to the Anglo-Saxon?

Year 6

 Who should be on the banknote?

Celebration of some History work from Year 6 - Year1. The children have been busy learning about the Iron Age-Stone age, Explorers, Nurses, Romans, Egyptians and WWII. Here are some examples of their work.

At St Joseph’s, we aim for a high quality history curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity about the Britain’s past and that of the wider world.

In order to achieve this we aim:

  • know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
  • know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind
  • gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’
  • understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and

          consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to 

          make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid

          questions and create their own structured accounts, including written

          narratives and analyses                    

  • understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed
  • gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.


At St Joseph’s we want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about history, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.