Our children have been working hard in History this year and have been sharing some of what they have learnt in different topics across the school.


Year 1 have been learning about what life was like when their grandparents were children.

Ruben Dougherty said “When our grandparents were children they used to get hit with a cane in school when they were naughty”.


Children in Year 2 have been finding out about great explorers including Neil Armstrong, Roald Amundsen and Captain Cook.

Rehan Hussain told us “Ibn Battuta was an explorer. He travelled around the world.”


In Year 4 and Year 5 children have been learning all about World War 2.

Benjamin Potter researched his own ancestors and found out that his great uncle was a Japanese prisoner of war.

Katelin Smith and Sofia Jones explained that many children were evacuated during the war. Katelin said “Children were evacuated to the countryside to keep them safe from the bombing." Sofia said "The children took gas masks with them incase of an explosion." 

The children put together a World War 2 timeline to help them remember key dates. Robbie Walsh said “The war was from 1939 to 1945 and the blitz happened in 1940."

Take a look at our Beacon Historians and some of their work.

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Beacon CE Primary

Heyworth Street
L5 3QG

Main Contact: Anna McGurk

Tel: 0151 263 4206
Fax: 0151 263 1583

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