At Welland Academy out history curriculum aims to ignite curiosity, inspire children to develop a greater interest in the past and what we can learn from it and to create the very best historians that we can. We encourage our students to think, act and speak like those working in a historical field would: to research thoroughly, to weigh-up evidence, to understand chronology, to evaluate interpretations and develop arguments: skills which are invaluable to their future lives in education and beyond.
Children will gain a clear understanding and knowledge about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world; know and understand about significant aspects of the history of the wider world like ancient civilisations and empires; changes in living memory and beyond living memory; learn about the lives of significant people of the past; understand the methods of historical enquiry and be able to ask and answer questions. Throughout, our children are exposed to a range of exciting and relevant topics, further enhancing their skills as Historians.
We want children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.