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Our vision for History is that all children develop skills through an enquiry approach.

In History pupils are encouraged to question their understanding of the past allowing them to enjoy all that History has to offer. Through the use of artefact and exciting trips, pupils gain an in-depth understanding of significant events in British history as well as appreciating how things change over time. Without History, there would be no future!

History Long Term Plan

National Curriculum 

SMSC in History

Progression of Skills 

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A snapshot of History learning
at Alwoodley Primary School

Black History Month


During the month of October children have been celebrating Black History Month. Each year group looked at a significant event or individual within black history and answered a range of enquiry questions. Reception have been learning about good role models. They have been listening and performing songs about the civils right movement. Year 1 has been investigating the achievements of Wilma Rudolph and how they are significant whilst Year 2 have been learning all about the Windrush generation through poetry. Years 3 and 4 have been using resources provided by local theatre company 'Alive & Kicking' to build on work from Year 2 surrounding Windrush by interacting with character led drama. Year 5 have been learning about Nelson Mandela’s life before considering why Obama’s presidency was significant and Year 6 have been learning all about American segregation and how this impacted individuals at school and work.

Artefacts - What can we find out about the ancient Egyptians? 


Year 4 had a special delivery from Leeds Musuem. We had to look carefully at each object to see if we could find any links to our previous topics. We were then given some clues about each object before using some further research about each object. We then created our own exhibition and thought carefully about the title trying to make a link to each object.