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Why History?



At Oakwood, History is an integral part of the curriculum: we aim to ensure that all children receive an interesting, thought-provoking and inclusive education. We believe the study of History inspires children’s curiosity, encourages them to ask critical questions and enables them to have a better understanding of the society in which they live, and that of the wider world.


Our intent is to:

  • increase and develop historical skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes
  • increase understanding of the present in context of the past
  • develop and use skills in enquiry, analysis, evaluation and argument
  • develop interest  in the past, arousing curiosity and motivation to learn
  • develop a sense of identity through learning about the past
  • provide children with a well-rounded History education, including an understanding of chronology.

Help at Home

  • Go to the library and find non-fiction or historical fiction books to share with your child
  • Visit museums or historical sites - we have some fabulous museums locally
  • Investigate your own family tree

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