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