Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Executive Headteacher: Mr J May

History

Curriculum Statement:

The teaching of history across Watermill School aims to enable pupils to explore, feel valued, understand consequences, develop resilience, feel a part of the community, learn from others’ experiences, understand the world, develop their own moral code and become responsible citizens. This is achieved by providing a broad and rich overview of history and historical events which is relevant to them and which influences their lives today.

The curriculum focuses on recurring themes in history such as those of change, migration, conflict and conflict resolution. The scope of the curriculum aims to give pupils an understanding of their own place in the world and an overview of local, British and World events that have helped to shape British society today and British values. This will be achieved by focussing on some of the significant events that have happened in the past and examining the impact of such events upon our lives and views today.

Pupils will be stimulated to explore and investigate a wide range of events and will be encouraged to question and offer their own opinions.

Examples of the events that will be studied are:

  • Migration during prehistory
  • Roman, Anglo- Saxon and Norman invasions.
  • Ancient civilisations including, The Greeks, The Egyptians and the Mayans.
  • Slavery and the slave trade
  • The Holocaust and the lives of children during World War I
  • The Civil Rights Movement in The USA

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Curriculum Statement:

The teaching of history across Watermill School aims to enable pupils to explore, feel valued, understand consequences, develop resilience, feel a part of the community, learn from others’ experiences, understand the world, develop their own moral code and become responsible citizens. This is achieved by providing a broad and rich overview of history and historical events which is relevant to them and which influences their lives today.

The curriculum focuses on recurring themes in history such as those of change, migration, conflict and conflict resolution. The scope of the curriculum aims to give pupils an understanding of their own place in the world and an overview of local, British and World events that have helped to shape British society today and British values. This will be achieved by focussing on some of the significant events that have happened in the past and examining the impact of such events upon our lives and views today.

Pupils will be stimulated to explore and investigate a wide range of events and will be encouraged to question and offer their own opinions.

Examples of the events that will be studied are:

  • Migration during prehistory
  • Roman, Anglo- Saxon and Norman invasions.
  • Ancient civilisations including, The Greeks, The Egyptians and the Mayans.
  • Slavery and the slave trade
  • The Holocaust and the lives of children during World War I
  • The Civil Rights Movement in The USA