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History should be enjoyable. The aim of our History syllabus and of our History lessons is to engender enthusiasm and to inspire our pupils to take an interest in History both here at Winchester House and throughout their lives.

Our History teaching throughout the school encourages an enjoyment in the sense of the story as well as success in the application of vital historical skills such as evaluation of evidence and analytical and narrative extended writing. We believe that good historical writing is clear, organised, detailed, relevant and thoughtful and we aim to enable the children to learn these important skills of writing. Children have access to a variety of teaching methods including ICT-based approaches, drama-led storytelling and audio-visual learning. As well as the school library, the History room in the Upper School is also stocked with a fine supply of History books which the children are encouraged to use.

Furthermore, we see the value in historical trips and outings and we aim to give children opportunities to take part in these as they progress through the school. Popular regular trips are Year 5’s Tudor day at Sulgrave Manor, Year 7’s industrial day at the Black Country Living Museum and Year 8’s code-breaking day at Bletchley Park.

Should you have any problems or questions concerning History at WHS, please feel free to contact me by e-mail at: rachel.smith@winchester-house.org

History Teaching Overview
  MICHAELMAS LENT SUMMER

YEAR 3

Creative Curriculum

Creative Curriculum

Creative Curriculum

YEAR 4

Creative Curriculum

Creative Curriculum

Creative Curriculum

YEAR 5

Tudors (political)

Tudors (social)

Exploration and the Aztecs

YEAR 6

Stuarts

Stuarts and the Republic

Stuarts

YEAR 7

Industrial Britian 
(1750-1900)

Britian's role in the world
(1750-1900)

Social problems in Britain
(1750-1900)

YEAR 8 

The power of religion

Power and the rise of Parliament in Britain

Revolution