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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.

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. A visit to the Commandery in Worcester recently highlighted the importance of our local city in the Civil War.

 Year 7 Trip to the Commandery

History Man visit

Year 5 were thrilled to have their Anglo Saxon topic brought to life by the History Man in January. They tried on different Anglo Saxon clothing, studied weapons and a variety of artefacts.



Year 5 history man gallery

Year 7 National Memorial Arboretum visit


As part of their Conflict topic, Year 7 took the opportunity to reflect and pay their respects at the National Memorial Arboretum. Some were invited to take part in a ceremony, giving their history lessons context and meaning and linked to their study of war poetry in expressing their emotions.

Year 6 Greek Day

Year 6 immersed themselves in Ancient Greece for their topic launch, where they were invited to dress up, taste foods similar to those eaten, look at the origins of the Olympics and study the Greek alphabet. They could then make comparisons between then and now, and look for similarities and differences.


Ancient Greece in year 6

History and remembrance 


This year, each year group has had an assembly on remembrance and service. We have looked at those people who service our communities, both in the present and the past, and how we can thank them.


Each child has been given a medal and a military record to thank, or some children knew someone in their own community to thank. Medals have been created with messages of thanks and dedication to reflect upon during our assembly on Friday. This will prove to be a very poignant morning as we are taking part in a National Assembly from the Royal British Legion and National Literacy Trust. 

Please see the document below for more information about our curriculum intent for History:

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

Please see the document below for more information about the 'subject traits' we have planned in History that we aim for all our children to leave Westacre being able to do:

Year 5 Brine Baths Project


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.


Year 5 2022 visit to Brine Baths


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: