‘Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.’

Winston Churchill


Atwood believes that a high quality History education will help our pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.

Our intention for historical enquiry within the Atwood Curriculum is to:

  • Teach and equip children to ask perceptive questions about the past
  • Think critically
  • Weigh evidence
  • Sift arguments
  • Develop perspective and judgement

Children at Atwood will 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.


History Curriculum (please note this document is a draft)

Click on the link below for an overview of the History taught across each year group throughout the year.


National Curriculum for History

Click here to view a detailed description of the skills and knowledge taught in in each Key Stage.