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History at Woodthorne


Whole school definition

History is the study of the past, in particular the changes over time that have occurred within human society.

Why study History?

History is the story of how we, as a people, arrived at the present and it helps us to understand where we might go next.  It is vital to learn History as a pursuit of the truth and as those who do not learn from History are doomed to repeat it.


History at Woodthorne Rationale

At Woodthorne, we teach history through the Primary Knowledge Curriculum (PKC).  The PKC history curriculum allows children to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of local, British, and world history. The knowledge in the curriculum has been carefully chosen and sequenced using a largely chronological approach. Each unit of work is not a stand-alone topic, but a chapter in the story of the history of Britain and the wider world.

The children will learn about fascinating ancient civilisations, the expansion and dissolutions of empires, and the achievements and atrocities committed by humankind across the ages. The PKC history curriculum is balanced to enable children to look in some depth at local, national and world history, encouraging children to explore the connection between significant events and people and how they have influenced the modern world.


Subject Leader Bio

Plese click here to meet our History Subject Leader

Cultural Capital Development Opportunities

Please click here for cultural capital opportunities in History

Early Years' link to History

Please click here to see how History starts in Early Years.

History Overview

Please click here to see our overview for History