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Welcome to Windwhistle Primary School

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Our vision


At Windwhistle Primary School, through our humanities subjects, we want to enrich the lives of the children of our school by taking them beyond their everyday experience to build a cultural capital through a: progressively sequenced, knowledge –rich, subject based, enquiry led curriculum.


The History Curriculum


Knowledge and skills are progressively sequenced.

An overarching question frames the theme with individual lessons planned around questions constructed to promote subject specific concepts, vocabulary and skills.

Every lesson includes retrieval of knowledge which is supported by a knowledge organiser, carefully constructed to include the powerful knowledge that every child will access and learn.


History Teaching


Teaching will build upon children’s prior knowledge and support them to see the coherent narrative of each subject. Visits and artefacts will be used whenever possible to give children memorable and authentic experiences and lessons will be designed to be creative and engaging.