History at St. Joseph The Worker

Here at St Joseph's we have carefully picked topics from the National Curriculum to help develop the children's knowledge and get them excited about delving back into the history of our wonderful local area, country and world.

Year 1: Significant Person: Christopher Columbus
Year 2: Changes in Technology within Living Memory, Significant Event: Aeroplane Flight
Year 3: Stone Age to Iron Age, The Tudors, Local History of Salford
Year 4: Ancient Egyptians and The Romans
Year 5: The Victorians, The Saxons and Ancient Greece
Year 6: Battle of Britain, Vikings and Benin West Africa


History is a crucial part of our learning at school and we regularly go on History trips and do practical learning activities to explore more about both our local history and the World's history! Keep checking back to this page for some exciting news about History trips in the next few weeks!

Year 3 are lucky enough to be visiting the Bury Fusilier Museum in March this year. This is a very interactive trip – the children will meet a WW1 character called Charlie Hunter who lived in Salford, they will ‘join up’ to serve and ‘travel’ to France to learn about the conditions of the War. The afternoon will involve a tour of the museum with an expert guide. This is a great opportunity for the Year 3 class whilst learning all about our local area's history and is made possible every year by the kindness of The Booth Charities. 


Check out these websites to help improve your historical knowledge




Why not log into Purple Mash and create a report about something your learning about in history and add it to our display board? I can't wait to read them!

This year St Joseph the Worker joined many other schools and local businesses to take part in the 'Paint the Town Red' Poppy Appeal in our local area. We had 2 poppies tied to lampposts with our schools name attached to them. The children were asked to spend some time on their walk home from school or out with parents to find our poppies and reflect on what they meant. Well done to all children who reported having spotted them. This was followed by a great turn out of pupils, from a variety of out of school clubs, at the Rememberance Sunday march through Irlam. 


I've always loved learning about Local History. Hearing personal stories from people I know about the way big world events have shaped their lives and seeing pictures of places I've grown up hundreds of years previously. It makes me remarkably proud of where i've come from and is so interesting to look back on. I hope that the children of St Joseph's love their learning in history lessons and can get just as excited as me about travelling back in time.

History Co-ordinator

Contact the School

St Joseph the Worker Primary School

Cutnook Lane, Irlam, M44 6GX

Main Contact: Mrs A Brierley - School Business Manager & Miss K Chilton - School Clerk

Tel: 0161 921 1695
Fax: 0161 921 1699