Monday 28th October - INSET DAY (School is closed for children) -------- Tuesday 29th October - School Opens for Autumn 2 term -------- Wednesday 30th October - Halloween Discos, see Facebook and Dojo for info -------- Thursday 31st October - Donaldson House Point Party in the afternoon - children to bring party clothes -------- Friday 1st November - Year 1 Spotlight Assembly
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St James' Catholic Primary School"We belong to the loving family of St James”

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History - Miss Wright

Our learning intent

At St James' Catholic Primary School, we view History not only as simple facts and dates but encourage pupils to become detectives who explore the past in an exciting way.

History is taught mainly through a topic based approach and gives pupils a chance to explore a wide range of sources from which the past may come alive.

History allows our children to compare and contrast, to examine how and why things have changed, to learn about historical characters and expand their research skills. We teach children to be open minded and enquiring thinkers who understand cause and effect. We want them to understand how people have lived in the past and compare this to modern life. We encourage first hand experiences through handling real artefacts and wherever possible arranging field work visits to relevant sites of historical interest in the region or bringing in specialists for in-school workshops.

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present’.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt


A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

― Marcus Garvey

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