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Teaching of History


At Westwood Infant School History is planned to stimulate curiosity, interest and awareness of the past and how it is different from the present. We aim to enable children to ask insightful questions, establish a sense of chronology and develop a sense of identity and where they belong in time.

In the Early Years, History is taught through 'Understanding the World' from the Development matters. Children are given opportunities to make sense of their own life story, their family history and to compare past to present, through group time and enhanced provision. 

In Key Stage One, History is taught weekly following the National Curriculum through a topic based approach.  Children will learn about the history of their local environment, community and the wider world.




Our children went to Newstead Abbey in the Autumn term for a Victorian experience.

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