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History at HFJS is taught weekly based the Cornerstones Curriculum.   Children complete learning based on their termly Interactive Learning Projects. At the beginning of each new topic, children have an enrichment opportunity to create awe and wonder in the subject.  Their Interactive Learning Project provides a theme for our English lessons to create a connected curriculum.

If the topic is a history-led topic then the children have a themed day at the beginning of their learning to create engagement and excitement for the children.  On this day, the children immerse themselves into a life from that era by dressing up and completing daily tasks as people would have done in those times.  The children create work for display throughout their Interactive Learning Project to exhibit for parents at the end of term.

We have well-established connections with Higham Ferrers Town Council and Higham Tourism to aid the teaching and learning of our local history.  Informative volunteers from these establishments take great pride in working with us to help the children learn about Higham Ferrers’ rich historical heritage.  Teaching staff had a historic guided tour of Higham Ferrers to enable them to teach the children a wealth of local history as Higham Ferrers Historical Market Town is a gem in our local area.

Every year, in the autumn term all of our children visit Chichele College for an afternoon to learn about: Higham Ferrers’ famous son Henry Chichele; historical events which have taken place in the town; Higham Ferrers’ Historical Charters which have been restored following a lottery funded grant.

Last year, Year 6 helped to celebrate the restoration and return of the charters by making a film which was premiered on the Charter Celebration Day. It was shown on the big screen at Cineworld as part of the Heritage Family Fun Day at Rushden Lakes in September.

This year, we have forged links with the Rockingham Forest Trust who provide an excellent service to engage the children into their history and geography learning in our local area.  They run a project called ‘Settlers of the Nene Valley’ which provides activities to explore the Nene Valley, its people, heritage and identity in a changing landscape of the Nene Valley from Neolithic times to Medieval.  They focus on: the journeys that the Settlers made, where and how they lived, and what we can learn from them.

To ensure our history lessons are exciting and engaging we use resources boxes from the Northamptonshire libraries service who provide us with a variety of resources including books and artefacts.


Main Contact

The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed is:

Higham Ferrers Junior School,
Saffron Road,
Higham Ferrers,
Rushden, Northants.
NN10 8ED


Head Teacher

Mrs V Bull

Tel: 01933 312748

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