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Year 6 prize winners for their fabulous history letters and speeches defending The Sioux of North America against those who hated them. 

The Census 2021 -

and we can be history detectives with the census entries of the past

We all got to look at the census from 1901

for the houses opposite the school

International Women's Day

Commonwealth Day

Both on March 8th 2021 -

here was an overview for everyone

Remote learning - History Ambassadors continues 


History Ambassador Debate – Who is the most significant?

Significant means that people have had an impact – their lives have changed the lives of others

Pupils chose the following three figures from the past –

Neil Armstrong, Elizabeth Fry and Rosa Parks

You can see some of what was said in the document below


Remote learning -

visiting the Western Approaches Museum online  and live 

 Remote learning - Marking

Holocaust Memorial Day

We took part in the video worship time below and created our own images of light in the darkness


We learned about local woman - Ruth Harris - who opened her home to refugees on the kindertransport 


We reflected on the harm that hatred can cause and thought about our own attitudes and actions to people different to ourselves

Year 6 have produced some great history work this term - here are some of our prize winners.


Remembrance walk

This is "Remembrance walk" by Ms Lund on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

     Below is a snapshot of what Year 6 investigated            and produced on Remembrance Day 
Click the link below to see how Year 3 marked the 11th November 2020 
             Remembrance PowerPoint for 9am 11.11.2020

Remembrance message and prayer

This is "Remembrance message and prayer" by Ms Lund on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

  Getting ready for remembrance 2020


See below for some of our own family stories and some local ones like Lilian from Liverpool - we'd like you to add to them - it is exactly 80 years since the bombing raids of World War Two...there was a terrible Blitz in Liverpool and bombs led to casualties here in Southport. 

Create more PowerPoints, videos or simply send or hand in to us a photo and speech bubble so that we can share these stories together during our remembrance activities in school and church. 


These are fascinating and moving accounts from Emme and Sam

Our pupils have shared stories of some of their relatives

St Philip's Staff WW2 Relatives

As we commemorate VE Day on its 75th anniversary, St Philip's staff have shared some of their family stories and photos. Make sure your volume is on so you can hear The White Cliffs of Dover as you watch.

 Our brand new history ambassadors - ready to serve our community! 

Congratulations on successfully applying for this role. 

Getting ready for Black History Month



 Look what we've been doing 


Two lockdown history project winners.

They did great work about Victorian times,

finding out interesting facts and considering just how far these times were good or bad times to live in.

Today (15.9.2020) is the 80th anniversary of the

Battle of Britain 15th September 1940

Here are some photos of our relatives who were in the RAF.

In Year 6?

Want to be a history ambassador?

What does it involve?

It involves promoting history around the school.

It involves learning more and then sharing it.

It involves helping organise and take part in competitions, displays, assemblies and/or  work with younger children as Chronology Buddies,  History Buddies.

It involves wearing a lovely purple badge!

How to apply?

Hand in an explanation in no more than 100 words of why you think you should be chosen for this role.  Explain what makes you stand out e.g. what you know or what you have done to do with these area. 

This can be done as a poster if you like.

Then use your lunchtimes to use The Street Through Time book to prepare for an interview

Good Luck!



Catching up with a prize winner from just before lock down! 

Do you love being creative? Here's your chance to explore stories from war time.

This could be a family story or one from a viewpoint we don't often hear.

The story can be told in one of the following four ways


Poetry, art, speech or song.


See below for details


Southport commemorates VJ Day 15th August 2020


Find out more using the links below

If you have family members or friends who served in any of the conflicts since 1914 we'd encourage you to contribute to the remembrance wall run by the Commonwealth Graves Commission. See the link below



Black Lives Matter.

June 2020 is seeing a world wide movement using this title.

See below for links that help us learn more about the history behind this. 

May 12th = 200 years since Florence Nightingale was born.

History is full of individuals who can inspire us and who have a lasting impact on how we live today. 

Use the video below to find out more



VE Day is here 

Enjoy and remember


Please continue to send photos to me. Thank you to those that already have - it has been great to see your relatives and read their amazing stories.

We want to do a children's relative's video too and we need more photos from you!

We also want photos of what you do today that you don't mind sharing to do a similar thing.

Thank you.





See the PPoint below from Emme to find out about her great grandad

         Friday 8th May is VE Day!

Thursday 7th is our history day to get ready for this.

See the link below to the online history lesson we'd like you to complete before you choose from the creative activities below to get ready for making Friday special.

There is a KS1 and KS2 version.

Years 5 and 6 should try the KS2 version but feel free to swap to the KS1 version and Years 3 and 4 should probably use the KS1 version... as we haven't been in school you haven't had any background to this.  


Worksheets for the online lesson


Friday 8th May is VE Day!



We would like everyone to do something - if you possibly can - to mark this important date.

It is 75 years since the six years of World War Two came to an end in Europe

VE = Victory in Europe

11am is a national silence in remembrance

3pm is a national thank you ‘toast’

We are being encouraged to have our own at home parties


To learn and sing along with We’ll Meet Again

So…maybe you could join in with the ideas above and/or

Make some union jack bunting?

Or party hats? /plates?

Design a peace logo or decoration to put in your window?

Write a poem? Record a song?

Bake a cake? Decorate a cake?

INTERVIEW an older relative who remembers the war?



Please send us lots of photos of what you do so that I can put

them together into a St Philip’s VE Day 2020 video to show when we are back in school and maybe put on the website

See below for more about Southport's VE Day in 1945

Photos from the Southport Visiter and an account from them of what happened

Five years ago The Southport Visiter gave this explanation

Tuesday, May 8, 1945 was a warm day, and crowds were out everywhere. At 9pm a speech by the King was broadcast and it seemed people everywhere wanted to listen to it at outside venues rather than inside their own homes.

The Southport Visiter published that day led with the headline ‘End Of The War In Europe’ with the subhead ‘To-day is VE-Day: The King Broadcasts Tonight’.

The ‘paper said: “This is VE-Day - the day that has been awaited with such great expectancy. The news has been received with profound thankfulness.”

Tuesday and Wednesday were declared public holidays.

The Southport Visiter suspended publication of the Thursday edition to give its staff the preceding days off.

People had been busy preparing for the festivities.

The Visiter said: “Up to a late hour the finishing touches, including those at the Town Hall and the Municipal Buildings, were being applied.

“The traders rose to the occasion admirably. The flags of the principal United Nations were fluttering everywhere.

“The streets in the centre of the town and in the outskirts too presented a gay picture with their profusion of flags and bunting.”

Church services were held across town with Mayor Cllr J Barnes attending Christ Church at midday.

Midnight music and dance licence extensions were granted. The Southport Special Constabulary Band played in the Floral Hall Gardens and in the Municipal Gardens on Lord Street.

There was non-stop dancing in Cambridge Hall on VE Night and the following night led by Billy Bevan’s and the Southport and Birkdale Postal Military bands.

Southport had never seen celebrations like it

Sefton libraries are posting digital local posters

Please send photos of any relatives you have who took part in any way during World War Two.

They don't have to have been soldiers or pilots.  They might have been children during the war. You can send photos of them from then or ones showing what they look like now. Even better if you can include a sentence about where they were and what they did.


Please send any photos and stories you have so I can include them here on the website

Here are some of my family photos.

My Mum was at school when the war started. The 'new normal' for them meant rationing and blackouts but much of life carried on as normal. She went on walks in the Peak District with her school and played tennis with her friends. She did a degree at the local university. You can see her graduation photo below. She became a teacher and went a long way from home to teach in a school in Devon where they were desperate for teachers because the men had gone to fight in the war. She was just 21. Most people did not have phones then and her family waited anxiously to hear by letter that she got there safely.  She loved her time there and kept in touch with her 'old scholars' until she died.

You can see my dad in the photo with the shire horses. He was a farmer which was a 'reserved profession' (key worker) so he did not have to join the army. He was a sheep and dairy farmer and did not usually do any ploughing. He is ploughing in the photo because farms were asked to grow food as well.

My uncle trained to be a pilot and took part in Operation Manna exactly 75 years ago this week. This involved dropping food from planes to help feed people in Belgium and The Netherlands.

My aunt was at school for most of the war. In the photo she is wearing a brooch to show that her brother was in the RAF


Ms Lund 

Here's some history about what VE Day is all about is from The Historical Association

Watch our Queen as a mechanic during the war

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Horrible Histories song - RAF Pilot Song - CBBC.mp4

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