Woodlands Primary Academy


We are not makers of history. We are made by history - Martin Luther-King Jr


At Woodlands, we aim for a high quality history curriculum which will inspire in pupils a curiosity and interest in Britain's past and that of the wider world. Our curriculum and teaching will equip learners with knowledge and understanding about significant aspects of history. 

Children will develop an increasing knowledge and understanding of people's lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity. 


Throughout the teaching of history we aim to inspire pupils' curiosity to learn and understand about the past. We enable pupils to think critically, ask questions, use artefacts and historical information to develop understanding, perspective and judgement.

A comprehensive topic cycle is in place at Woodlands which allows for the cross-curricular teaching of historical skills and knowledge linked to a theme or context.  Children work in phase teams to develop skills and acquire knowledge of chronological understanding, historical concepts, historical interpretations, historical enquiry and historical communication

Local History is also built into our two year curriculum cycle. Children will learn about a local study or event that is relevant to Oldham. This will enable the children to experience what it would have been like to live in the past and how that differs from their lives now.  By learning about the lives and significant events of local people, children will gain a greater understanding of how their locality has been shaped over time. 

Key Documents 

History Skills Progression

KS1 - Progression of Knowledge

KS2 - Progression of Knowledge