History - Mrs Green


Based in a Victorian School building within the Georgian city of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,  Oldfield Park Junior School has always been passionate about studying history. OPJS recognises the importance of teaching not just the events of the past, but also the implications of historical events as well as teaching the skills involved in undertaking these historical enquiries; we aim to stimulate children’s curiosity to know more about the past. We encourage children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Through the study of History, children will begin to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.


Our history curriculum teaching follows a chronological order from Pre-History to 1066 and is complemented by further studies of both local history and periods of particular relevance, for example during an Olympic year we will study Ancient Greece. We enjoy enthusing the children through dressing-up days and aim to include visits to historical sites and museums to further encourage their interest in the topic of study. As a Heritage School in our own right, we are fortunate enough to have the support and guidance of our local Historic England representative. History is taught through discrete weekly lessons as well as through links with the wider curriculum such as their English writing and art.


Children are made ready for the next stage of their History education. They have gained the knowledge and skills in order to question their environment. Children have developed a respect for the events and people of the past.



OPJS Remembrance 2020

History at OPJS

  • Year 3 focuses on a pre-history topic and then change geographical areas to focus on the the ancient Egyptians.
  • Year 4 study the Romans and their Empire, for which we are very fortunate to have the amazing Roman Baths on our doorstep. They then follow a local study of Georgian Bath.
  • Year 5 look at the art, inventions and legacy of Leonardo da Vinci and a study of the Saxons. They also study a significant turning point in British history namely the Blitz during World War II.
  • Year 6 delves into the Vikings and the history of Benin, stretching the historical knowledge and skills that the children have gleaned throughout their time at OPJS.
  • Every four years we have a whole school focus on the Ancient Greeks to coincide with the Olympics.

History at OPJS during 2020-21

IMG 7619 IMG 7620

We have studied Black History Month across the school, finding out the stories of famous black people from across the world and the centuries. The children wrote speech bubbles to reflect what they felt they could do to make a difference to racial equality in their world.

We also studied Women's History during Women's History Month and looked at the stories of famous women and the journeys they followed in their lives in order to get the credit that they deserved.

Page Gallery

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now