The Willow School and Broadwaters' Children's Centre


We follow the National Curriculum for History throughout the school and enrich our history curriculum with focused units that support children’s understanding of history.  We want our children to love history. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be archivists, museum curators, archaeologists or research analysts. Our aim is that, through the teaching of History, we stimulate all children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past. We teach children a sense of chronology, in order to develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. This enables our children to learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain.

We Ensure that Children:

  • Develop a strong sense of identity and understanding of their future roles and responsibilities in our ever-changing world.
  • Are immersed in fascinating topics which not only engage and inspire, but help to create independent, motivated and committed life-long learners who understand the complexity of people’s lives, are aware of their place in history, prepared for the road ahead and determined to make a difference.
  • Participate in trips and visits that motivate and inspire.
  • Celebrate and reflect on their work through sharing events at the end of topics.
  • Relish the opportunity to learn about themselves and their peers through our annual Heritage week.

 Whole School History Map