History at Woodside Academy
"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future"
A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
-National Curriculum 2014
History Subject Leader- Miss Weller
History at Woodside
The History curriculum at Woodside Academy aims to provide children with meaningful experiences in order to develop an understanding and an appreciation of the past. It encourages pupils to reflect upon significant events, people and periods of time and consider how the past influences the world in which we live today. Our historians will be able to evaluate a range of sources (both primary and secondary) and analyse the many different interpretations of the past and how these theories could have been formed.
Throughout their journey at Woodside Academy, pupils are able to develop both their substantive and disciplinary knowledge through a carefully planned and coherent history curriculum. The National Curriculum outlines how pupils should gain ‘coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world’, therefore the history units taught in Woodside Academy have been carefully considered to promote a deeper understanding of the chronological framework. We want our children to be curious about History and develop a love for learning about the past, not just through experiences in the classroom but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.
To support our History curriculum, we have a range of enrichment opportunities to promote children's historical knowledge and passion for History. These experiences include historical trips and visitors, which have been carefully chosen in line with the children's topics and year groups. Children then reflect on these experiences within their historical lessons, where they can apply their new knowledge and share what they have learnt.
The curriculum allows children to explore different cultures and gain an understanding of the wider world. They study different time periods, countries, famous people and events which enriches their cultural knowledge. They go on trips to museums, galleries and have visitors to ensure that they are global learners.