At Watchfield School we aim to help pupils gain a clear knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world and stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.
As our pupils progress, they will become equipped to ask insightful questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. We want 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.
At Watchfield, our curriculum is not organised as a chronological route through two thousand years of English history, but as a range of units, incorporating Early Civilisations, Ancient Greeks, Romans, the Stone Age and WWII. However, through threading a common theme of chronology into each unit taught, ensures students develop a historical perspective, placing their growing knowledge into different contexts and understanding connections.
We strive to create a supportive and collaborative ethos by providing investigative and enquiry-based learning opportunities. By the end of their primary education, our children will have a chronological understanding of British history from Stone Age to present day.