Home Page


History Long Term Plan 2022-2023

History Skills Progression Overview 2022-2023

History National Curriculum

History at Seaton St. Paul's C of E Junior School


At Seaton St Paul’s C of E Junior School, we love History! History teaching in our school focuses on enabling children to think as historians whilst engaging in a wide variety of experiences to enhance their learning. During our lessons, children have the opportunity to use a range of artefacts and sources, visit sites of historical significance and invite visitors into school. We believe it is important for children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; they also learn how to investigate past events and, by doing so, we develop important skills of enquiry, analysis, evaluation and interpretation.

Take a Look at Our History Curriculum in Action!

6F handled a range of World War II artefacts as well as going inside an Anderson shelter and exploring the many exhibitions at The Beacon.

4C had a fascinating time investigating the archeological site at Vindolanda, learning about the fort and how the Romans changed Britain. We enjoyed looking at the different artefacts in the Roman Army Museum and interpreting what they would have been used for.

5C Had a Great Afternoon Exploring a Range of Replica Ancient Egyptian Artefacts

Remembrance Day School Sunday Service

Remembrance Day Commemorations 2021

We have had a lovely afternoon commemorating Remembrance day and 100 years of the Royal British Legion.

We have explored the many different ways that people choose to remember and honour the memory of the fallen.

Our children asked lots of fantastic questions and shared many mature responses during class discussions. Here are some pictures of our Remembrance activities across school.

Year 3 had a brilliant day at Tullie House! They explored the museum and got to hold and identify artefacts from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age. They also participated in a range of activities that tested their knowledge. As a group, we ordered timelines and created cave paintings.

Year 5 Enjoyed Their Black History Afternoon Exploring Nelson Mandela and Barrack Obama. We Compared and Contrasted the Difficulties They Have Faced During Their Careers in Politics.

3Ni enjoyed a lesson ordering the events of the Stone Age in chronological order.

6F took part in a Victorian Drill PE lesson

3Na really enjoyed learning about the different Stone Age tools and weapons. They were really intrigued looking at the various artefacts and guessing what they could be using their knowledge.

6F took part in a Victorian inventions Dragons' Den!

4C had a great afternoon learning about the 1066 Battle of Hastings and how the fight for the kingdom took place. We reenacted the battle and had two brave volunteers lead the Norman and Anglo Saxon armies.

4C had a thrilling morning as historians analysing the Battle of Ashdown. We explored the battle and how the Saxons strategically attacked the unprepared Vikings earlier than they expected. We then interpreted the Battle of Ashdown and acted out the historical account

4C enjoyed learning about the Romans in Cumbria, we mapped the road from Maryport to Papcastle, explored what they left behind and what the Romans have done for us.

4C have enjoyed learning about Boudicca and using a range of sources to create a timeline. In English we have written a Boudicca speech using persuasive language to encourage the Iceni into war with the Romans.

Still image for this video

4C enjoyed an insightful history lesson learning about the 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute. We worked in groups to explore the racial injustices Jesse Owens and Tommy Smith faced.

3M enjoyed working in pairs to decide whether Muhammed Ali was right to refuse to go to war, as part of Black History Month.

3N have enjoyed learning about Muhammad Ali in their Black History lesson.

4C enjoyed ordering the Battle of Hastings depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry in chronological order on a timeline and discussing the differences between life in 1066 and our lives today in the 21st Century.