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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.

6F have been looking at a range of historical sources to find out how Queen Victoria wanted to be portrayed. They also discussed the reliability of the sources that they looked at.

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

6F enjoyed becoming Victorian children and taking part in a Drill lesson (PE). They then compared their school life to that of a Victorian child.

5HW investigated different sources of evidence to find out about Tudor crime and punishment.

4W learning to be a Roman soldier

6F had a fantastic afternoon at The Beacon learning all about life in Britain during World War II.

Year 4 have had fun learning about mosaics and Roman numerals!

6M engrossed in their research about Black History Month


5D have enjoyed comparing a medieval map of Pudding Lane in London with a contemporary map of Pudding Lane. They discussed their findings in their group then fed back to the whole class.

Comparing Maps

4C's Learning About the Battle of Hastings
During our History topic about 1066 this term, we have enjoyed learning about Motte and Bailey Castles, the Bayeux Tapestry and the Battle of Hastings. We have used chronology to organise key events on a timeline, evaluated the effectiveness of Motte and Bailey Castles and discussed what made a good King. Here are some pictures of our learning during the term. 

5HW have been studying the topic ‘Peasants, Princes and Pestilence’. During this topic we compared how London has changed.

Historian Careers Visit

We had a historian visiting today from Tullie House to tell us all about the range of artefacts they have and what they have to do to look after them which is part of a historian's job. He also talked about the range of jobs you can do in a museum.

4C enjoyed learning about the History of Anaesthetic as part of our Science topic - Potions

Year 6 enjoyed travelling back in time on a trip to Beamish. It really brought our Victorian topic to life.

4C and 4K's visit to the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda 
4C and 4K had a fantastic trip to Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum. During our trip, we had the opportunity to view and handle Roman artefacts, listen to a talk from an archaeologist and explore two museums. At Vindolanda, we used clues from artefacts found during excavations, to help us understand the former uses of buildings within the remains. We had a fantastic day and learnt lots of information that will help us during our new topic, 'I am Warrior!' 

3Q enjoyed a Stone Age themed day yesterday. They welcomed a visitor to the school who taught them lots about the Early Stone Age. They also dissected 'Stone Age poo' to find out about their diet and created their own cave paintings.

5W thoroughly enjoyed ‘Play in a Day’ and the performance was fantastic. It was a great introduction to our topic ‘Off With Her Head’.

5D thoroughly enjoyed ‘Play in a Day’ and the performance was fantastic. It was a great introduction to our topic ‘Off With Her Head’.

Describing Roman Battle Scenes in 4K

Excellent paired work in 4K today as the children used the senses to describe a Roman battle scene!

4K Visit to WW1 Exhibition at the Beacon Museum

4K thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Beacon this afternoon to learn about WWI.

3F had a Stone Age day today! They created cave paintings and dissected Stone Age poo to find out what their diets would have been like. We were also lucky enough to have a Stone Age visitor to introduce our Tribal Tales topic and teach us about the tools and clothes that they would have used and worn.

Year 6 History Session from St Joseph's

5W Celebrating Black History Day

Year 6 Visit to the WW1 Exhibition at the Beacon Museum

Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to The Beacon this morning. Primarily, the visit was to see the wonderful WW1 memorial exhibition but we also enjoyed looking at other historical sources while we were there.

Year 6 Victorian Christmas Visit to the Helena Thompson Museum

Year 3 Visit to Tullie House