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History

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.

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. 

Please see the document below for more information about how we support the needs of all learners in History:

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.

 

https://www.westacre-middle-school.co.uk/year-5-photo-gallery-1/

https://www.brinememories.org.uk/westacre.html

 

History Learning at Westacre

A concept of time and chronology is key to learning in History - being able to place a specific historical timeframe helps us to make sense of changes and similarities over time. We have been using new timeline tools to order and add facts to:

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