History teaching at Woodlands focuses on enabling children to think as historians. We place an emphasis on examining historical artefacts and primary sources. In key stage 1 and 2 we give children the opportunity to visit sites of historical significance. We encourage visitors to come into the school and talk about their experiences of events in the past. We recognise and value the importance of cross curricular learning, drama and storytelling in History teaching, and we regard this as an important way of stimulating interest in the past. We focus on helping children understand that historical events can be interpreted in different ways, and that they should always ask searching questions, such as 'how do we know?' about information they are given.

The aims of History are:

  • to encourage an interest and enthusiasm for the past;
  • to foster the skills of enquiry, research, investigation, analysis and evaluation;
  • to develop a sense of chronolgy
  • to enable children to know about significant events in British History and to appreciate how things have changed over time;
  • to have some knowledge and understanding of historical development in the wider world;
  • to help the child to understand why events took place, the causes and the effects;
  • to encourage children to recognise and interpret points of view.

Contact the School

Woodlands Community Primary School

Hollybank Road, Birkenhead


CH41 2SY

Mrs B. Baker (Office Manager)

Tel: 0151 647 8406

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