St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Barnoldswick
Lancashire BB18 5EN

01282 813045

bursar@st-josephs-barlick.lancs.sch.uk

In May 2017 St. Joseph's was graded as 'GOOD' by OFSTED. We are very proud of this. Ofsted stated 'Effective leadership and teaching have ensured that the school’s end-of-key-stage test results are now significantly above the national expected average in all areas reported on'.

History and Geography

Children are taught to investigate history firstly in their own lives and family and then study specific periods in history, important historical events and famous people. In geography we aim to stimulate children’s curiosity in their surroundings and awareness of the world. In both subjects we use artefacts and video clips, visit places and invite visitors into school to bring topics to life.

Unlocking the history of the canal.

Classes 3 and 4 had a super trip; plain sailing on the canal.  They learnt about the history of the canal; wide boats and in particular the Kennet which has won a National Heritage award.  Children received hands on experience of what it would have been like to live on the boat and an understanding of the cargo it would have carried.  Through the carousel of activities, they were shown how the locks operated and the history of the canal.  All the children really enjoyed this short sail into history.