St James' Church of England Primary School

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 ‘A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and the wider world’

 National Curriculum, DfE 2014

 This page has been created for parents, carers and pupils to celebrate learning within school, and to inform you of upcoming history topics. We hope you enjoy it!

Class 1 followed clues which took them to a time capsule! They are going to use the artefacts this term to help them learn about The Great Fire of London.

Celebrating Black History Month

Finding out about 'Children of War' in Class 5: air raid shelters, propaganda posters and a fabulous visit to Portland Basin Museum.

'A Journey Through the Stone Age' 

As part of our history learning, children are taken on various educational trips. These pupils are enjoying a Stone Age workshop at Touchstones Museum, Rochdale.


Year 3 learn about the Romans through cross-curricular activities. Take a look at some Roman based learning. 

The Great Fire of London (1666)

Class 1 learn lots of interesting facts about this historical event. They work extremely hard and produce some beautiful 3-D homes. These homes are then used as part of an exciting reenactment. 

Year 2 learn about the Victorians. They really work hard to write letters using chalk and a blackboard. 

 The Stone Age 

Children learn all about life in the Stone Age. They produce cave drawings of animals and humans using pastels.