History at St. Joseph The Worker

'Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your parents and they will show you, your elders and they will tell you.' Deuteronomy 3: 2-7

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. We especially enjoy delving into the human side of history, learning from our family members and being open to learning the lessons that past generations have made sacrifices for. 


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!


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

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“Together as God’s children we will, love, learn, grow, inspire, Let your light shine”.


  • To work together with families as the first educators of their children.
  • To create a happy Roman Catholic atmosphere in which everyone can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, morally and physically.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment in which everyone is encouraged to develop his or her full potential.
  • To promote self-discipline in an atmosphere which fosters respect, tolerance and acceptance of all people.
  • This school is committed to encouraging the children to develop into responsible members of the school community in preparation for their role as adult members of society. In helping us to achieve this goal we anticipate the co-operation of all our parents.
  • To support all members of the community in their faith journey.

St Joseph The Worker RC Primary School, Cutnook Ln, Irlam, Manchester M44 6GX