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The Winchcombe School

Improving As One


What is our Philosophy?

At The Winchcombe School we aim to inspire children’s curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world, enabling them to make connections between the past and the present and recognise the impact of past events and the history around us.

What is taught?

Children are taught to develop an appreciation and coherent knowledge of the past, evaluating a range of primary and secondary sources and developing an understanding of chronology. We enable children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, make comparisons and develop perspective and judgement. Through the teaching of History children will 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.

How is it taught?

History is taught every term in key stage one. In Key stage two history is taught in chronological order starting with The Stone age. At the end of each year, all children complete a Local History Study. In these studies children apply historical skills developed throughout that year.