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"A people without the knowledge of their
past history, origin and culture is like a tree
without roots."
Marcus Garvey

Mission Statement

Rooted in gospel values St Cecilia’s Catholic School Community lives together, learns together, loves together.

Vision Statement

 

At St. Cecilia’s Junior School we believe the study of history should inspire children’s curiosity, encourage them to ask critical questions and enable them to have a better understanding of the society in which they live and the wider world. History helps pupils to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. We want our children to become historians, critically analysing different sources of information, learning where they fit in history and gaining chronological understanding of the different eras and civilisations. They will establish a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background. Children will consider connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of vocabulary and historical terminology. Because of this, we feel it is important for the subject to be incorporated into a full term focus through a central theme by answering a Big Question with opportunities to develop other curriculum subjects and values, at the same time, toward an authentic outcome. 

History Curriculum Overview

At St Cecilia's Catholic Junior School, the teaching of history is at the heart of the Autumn Term's 'Find Out' theme. Each year group will embark upon meaningful projects to answer a 'BIG QUESTION'. 

 

Year 3 - How did tools help us to survive during the prehistoric era? (A study of The Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age)

Year 4 - How did the Romans make England their home? (A study of the Romans)

Year 5 - How did the Victorian era help to change and shape the Liverpool we know today? (A study of The Victorians, also a local history study)

Year 6 - What impact did WW2 have on people around the world? (A study of WW2)

 

Take a look at some of the amazing work that the children completed during their projects!

Year 3 history project - ‘How did tools help us to survive during the prehistoric era?’

Year 4 history project - ‘How did the Romans make England their home?’

 

Year 5 history project - ‘How did the Victorian era help change and shape the Liverpool we know today?’

A local study of the Victorian times in Liverpool and the impact that still lives today.

Year 6 history project - ‘What was the impact WWII had around the world?’

A study of the impact of WWII and the impact it had on people's day to day life.

Have a look at what History looked like in 2022-2023!

We have specific quizzes, which links in with our curriculum, to help children remember their previous history topic.

Year 3 history project - ‘How did tools help us to survive during the prehistoric era?’

A study of human tools and how they have changed during prehistory, from Stone Age through Bronze and Iron Age.

Year 4 history project - ‘How did the Romans make England their home?’

A study of how Britain was changed by the Romans and how they made England their home.

Year 5 history project - ‘How did the Victorian era help change and shape the Liverpool we know today?’

A local study of the Victorian times in Liverpool and the impact that still lives today.

Year 6 history project - ‘What was the impact WWII had around the world?’

A study of the impact of WWII and the impact it had on people's day to day life.

Pupil voice:

 

Year 3

"I've realised this year, that we can bring things back to life!" Lyla

Year 4

"I liked learning about Boudicca, it just goes to show, that women were fearless even in the Roman days." Temilade 

Year 5

"It's good to know where we come from, and how we have got to where we are today!" Robert

Year 6

 It's crazy how much we have changed over a short period of time" - Stevie 

What did we get up to last year (2021-2022)? Take a look below!

Year 3 history project - ‘How do tools help us to survive?’

A study of human tools and how they have changed during prehistory, from Stone Age through Bronze and Iron Age.

Year 3's trip to Liverpool Museum! 

3-2 had a lovely time at @World_Museum exploring artifacts from The Stone Age, The Bronze Age and The Iron Age.

Year 4 history project - ‘What makes a land a home?’

A study of how Britain was changed by the Romans and how they made Britain their home.

How do we know the Romans lived in England?

We looked at atrtifacts in our very own allotment! 

Identify the Roman Empire’s key influential figures.

Year 5 history project - ‘Why is our school still standing?’

A study of the Victorian times in Liverpool and the impact that still lives today.

Year 5: Chronology

Year 6 history project - ‘What was the impact WWII had around the world?’

A study of the impact of WWII and the impact in had on people's day to day life.

Pupil Voice

 

We are historians at St Cecilia's Catholic Junior School. Here is what we have to say about history:

 

Year 6

Frankie: "I've really enjoyed learning about how world war 2 effected Liverpool"

 

Mia: "I loved listening to Neville Chamberlain's radio clip, it brought this part of history to life!"

 

Imogen: "I liked learning about how food was rationed during the war times and how it effected our great grandparents"

 

Year 5

 

Caitlin: "I've liked looking around our school and finding out how it was used during the Victorian times. I especially liked learning about the different types of punishments of naughty students!" 

 

Faith: "My favorite lesson was writing a diary entry about an 8 year old child during the Victorian era"

 

Nicolas: "I enjoyed learning about how the children were treated and how some students were punished!"

 

Caitlin: "I find it really interesting how different the lives of the rich and poor were during the Victorian times"

 

Year 4

 

Darci - I enjoyed the Romans! They were so clever yet evil at the same time. 

 

Darcy - I still can't believe we use Roman numerals, just like they would have. That's crazy!

 

Jude - I love the quizzes at the start of lessons, I always get them right. My favorite lesson was looking for artifacts in our allotments. 

 

Kaeda - I really liked the Boudicca lesson. She was so brave and such a good leader!

 

 

Year 3

Eva: "I really like the iron age and learning about the tools they use"

 

Harlow: "I enjoyed writing a diary entry about a child living in the stone age"

 

Jakub: "I really enjoyed learning about tools, especially the ones used to make weapons" and "The paleolithic age was the longest but the Neolithic was the shortest"

 

Cory: "I liked going outside and going back to class to complete a diamond 9 with post-it notes"

 

Parsa: "I like learning about the paleolithic because that was the first part of the stone age"

 

Rozalia: "I enjoy going back in time and learning about people of the past"

 

 

Pupil Voice conducted October 2021

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