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Welcome to History at St Joseph's.

As a school we have recently signed up to CUSP (Curriculum Unity Schools Partnership) to inform our planning for History lessons.  CUSP is guided by evidence-led curriculum structures, such as retrieval, spaced retrieval practice and interleaving. It is underpinned by explicit vocabulary instruction and research-focused pedagogy. Combining these has led to exceptional outcomes for pupils within the partnership, as a result of coherent curriculum design and instructional teaching.  CUSP is unapologetically ambitious – schools we work closely with, within the footprint of the Trust, have demonstrated it will not only improve outcomes for pupils, but also teacher subject knowledge.  Each lesson is structured, based on a research led approach, to ensure children are engaging and retaining knowledge from an ambitious curriculum.  We follow a 6 phase lesson as shown below. 

History Ambassadors - 

Our History ambassador are eager to help the school embrace geography. We are currently planning some exciting themed days. 

Celebration of History

Black History Month 

Although we learn about black history throughout our curriculum, we joined in the national celebrations of Black History Month too. Each class focused on a topic and someone who was significant from their chosen topic. 


Cedar Class trip to John Fielden Statue 

Cedar class have been learning all about significant individuals- Mary Anning and David Attenborough. Cedar class also learnt about John Fielden who was a British industrialist and Radical Member of Parliament for Oldham. They went to the park to visit the statue and had an amazing time learning more facts about John Fielden and his family.