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'Loving Learning, Learning Skills for Life'


History is a much-loved subject at Blackwood School. The children engage in a wide variety of historical eras, events and individuals to build a coherent understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We want our children to develop into perceptive, inquisitive learners and inspire their curiosity to know more about the past.


We want our children:-

  • To develop their knowledge and understanding of British history and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
  • To explore the history of the wider world including; ancient civilisations, significant empires and the achievements and follies of mankind.
  • To be able to draw on 6 key historical concepts in order to organise their learning, make connections, analyse trends and frame historically-valid questions.
  • To gain an understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’ and ‘peasantry’.
  • To gain historical perspective by placing their knowledge into different contexts.


At Blackwood our 6 key historical concepts are:-

  • Chronology
  • Interpretation
  • Similarity and Difference
  • Continuity and Change
  • Cause and Consequence
  • Significance

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