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

School's History policy

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

Free history podcasts!

This is a fantastic resource! Amusing history stories, guaranteed to make you smile! You can listen to short stories about any history topic - so entertaining!

At St Cecilia's Catholic Junior School, the teaching of geography 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 do tools help us survive? (A study of The Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age)

Year 4 - What makes a land a home? (A study of the Romans)

Year 5 - Why is our school still standing? (A study of The Victorians)

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 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 the daily life of a Roman solider living in Britain and the battles between the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. 

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


Year 4s will be having their pupil voice during the W/C 18/10/21



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