At Wooden Hill Primary, we view History as a way to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past. History presents children with the opportunities to develop fundamental skills of enquiry and questioning; to become open-minded ‘historical detectives’ and explore the past in an exciting and engaging way.
Our History curriculum aims to bring history to life, in order to help pupils to understand the process of change and the diversity of societies, as well as understanding their own identity and the challenges of their time. It is designed to enable the children to develop their knowledge of the people and events that have shaped the past, and therefore give them a better understanding of the present.
Through History, children learn to make comparisons and links between the past and modern times and discover how and why things have changed. Our children study a wide range of ancient, British and world history, learning about famous historical figures and exploring how and why they have influenced our lives today. We enable opportunities for our children to explore the past through the use of a variety of sources of information to find clues and evidence and take part in discussions with their peers. We also aim to provide first-hand experiences with role play, class assemblies, historical visits, workshops and visiting experts playing an important part in all our topics.