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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!

Some super VE day work completed at home :) This is just a sample of the amazing work that got sent in, thank you to all of the families who sent in pictures of their activities!

Have a read at Joel's wonderful information text about The Holocaust.

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.

Pupil Voice


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


"How we live now has come from inventions in the past. We've learnt about how things changed during Queen Victoria's reign,  about significant people and inventions." Nathaniel, Year 5 read stories from the Holo


"We are learning about The Romans Invading Britain and how they came to take over and make it theirs. They had an empire. They had already taken over lots of places.... We need to know what the Romans did for us and how this means we live now." Simone, Year 4


"World War II. We have been learning about the black outs and bombing. We also learnt about the Holocaust and read stories from the Holocaust. It's important because it tells us about the war, the soldiers and that people died to fight against the Germans for us. It has been really interesting learning about the Holocaust and how Hitler treated Jewish people." Finley, Year 6


Pupil Voice conducted January 2019