At Wansdyke we believe that it is crucial that our children develop an understanding of British history and values, the history of the wider world, and how it impacts upon us in the present. Our curriculum is developed in line with the National Curriculum, and is delivered in a way that is interesting, relevant to our children and links to other areas of learning, wherever possible. Our desire is that students build both knowledge and skills that they can carry forward through their education and their lives.
Our aim is that we inspire our children to become active and curious in regards to history. We want our pupils to develop the tools to evaluate information about the past and make informed judgements based on this, and help them understand what happened in the past, and how this shaped the world they live in. We believe it is crucial that children learn about the events and people that have shaped our nation and its values, as well as other civilisations through time.
History plays an important role in the curriculum at Wansdyke. The children will develop the skills required to be successful historians. They will look closely at the world around them, both locally and further afield, and gain an appreciation of people, time and places different to their own. The subject is taught from Early Years (in the form of Understanding the World) through to Year 6. Children gain new knowledge skills along the way, as well as further developing what they have learned before. Where possible we seek to further enhance these learning experiences with relevant trips, both locally and further afield.
The children at Wansdyke will leave the school equipped with both the skills and knowledge required to access the subject at Key Stage 3. They will also be able to better understand Britain’s place in the world and how past events have shaped it.