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Curriculum Information

“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 Policy
You can read out policy for History by clicking the link below:

Woodcroft History Policy 2018

History National Curriculum

History Programmes of Study


At Woodcroft History topics are taught throughout the school as part of our Creative Curriculum. However, to ensure we cover the National Curriculum we map out key curriculum topics across the year groups.

Year 1
Events in living memory – Homes

Year 2
Significant People – Florence Nightingale
Significant Events – Great Fire of London
Year 3
Ancient Egyptians
Ancient Greeks
Year 4
Roman Britain
Anglo-Saxons and Scots
Year 5
Tudors and Mayans
Vikings and Anglo-Saxons
20th Century Developments – Space

Year 6
Local History – World War 2
Stone age and iron age Britain

History is often taught in cross-curricular lessons. Click on the picture below to see a gallery of work samples. For example, Year 2 wrote fire poems in English as part of their Significant Events – The Great Fire of London topic. In Year 3 they crossed art and history to make some amazing Egyptian artwork. More examples will be added shortly.

Visit a curriculum subject page by clicking the link listed below:

English   Mathematics   Science   Computing   Physical Education   Music   History   Geography   Spanish   Design and Technology   Art and Design   Religious Education