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At Westacre we aim to inspire our pupils' curiosity to know more about the past. We equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop perspective and judgement. Through a well rounded curriculum pupils develop an understanding of the complexity of people's lives, the diversity of societies as well as their own identity and challenges of their time.
Please find below the skills progression map for History at Westacre. This uses the National Curriculum for History to identify how the children should develop and build upon their skills in five key areas, as they progress from First School through Upper Key Stage 2 and into Key Stage 3.

Skills Map showing the progression of skills across the year group

Enrichment in History


History is brought to life at Westacre using a variety of immersive and well planned activities. 


In year 5, students have become archaeologists and "dug up" artefacts to start topics, and will have  visits from key figures from the Viking period and local history to bring their topics to life.


In year 6, students examine how a diverse range of civilisations survived, and indeed thrived, across time- from Neanderthals to Ancient Egyptians, Shang Dynasty of Ancient China to nomadic tribes which should excite and engage our students to imagine life in different times. 


In year 7, treasure hunts and the placing of key events and resources are used to engage the children with their Conflict topic. 

Year 5 Brine Baths Project 20-21


We are delighted to have been asked by the Save Our Brine Baths (SOBBS) campaign to work alongside them in promoting awareness of Droitwich's rich heritage and their campaign for the return of the brine baths to the town.

Please see the Year 5 Photo Gallery page for weekly updates, and visit the Brine Memories website for our findings and experience of the collection of memories.


History Learning at Westacre