History Curriculum


History teaching offers children the opportunity to develop a sense of identity through learning about the development of Britain, Europe and the world. It helps children to understand and interpret the past and recognise its relevance in their lives.




At St Joseph’s, we aim to:


  1. Know and understand the history of the British Isles

  2. Know and understand aspects of the history of the wider world

  3. Gain understanding of historical vocabulary

  4. Understand how to find out about the past

  5. Begin to make connections between periods in history

  6. Understand how and why changes take place over time


Follow the link below to find recommended books for each topic:




Investigate local history in and around Ramsbottom:



Helmshore Mills Textile Museum


Holcombe Road, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 4NP


The Fusilier Museum





Moss Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0DF


The Whittaker





Whitaker Park, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, BB4 6RE


Bolton Steam Museum





Mornington Road, Chorley Old Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 4EU


Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum




Fire Station Maclure Road, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL11 1DN


East Lancs Railway


Bolton Street Station, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY


Towneley Hall Museum And Art Gallery




Towneley Park, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 3RQ


People’s History Museum



New Ct St, Manchester M3 3ER


Bolton Museum




Le Mans Cres, Bolton BL1 1SE

Turton Tower




Chapeltown Rd, Chapeltown, Bolton BL7 0HG

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History Day October 2021

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