Wylam and the Tyne Valley has a vast historical past and clear identity which has had a huge influence on the wider world, particularly during the industrial revolution. There is a rich culture of success in the field of engineering and a commitment from the community to celebrate and continue to develop this culture. The intent of our curriculum is to provide the children with the opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area so that they can develop a real sense of who they are and what makes our local area unique and special. To provide a deep knowledge and understanding of  how the past shaped the modern world and how we can learn from the past to shape our future. We aim to inspire children to understand that the choices they make and the actions they take can make a mark on the world and how the wider world is open to them. We aim to  develop an understanding of how we can learn from past generations and how we need to make decisions based on a range of sources of evidence. As a Historic England school we aim to continue to study our local heritage as well as the wider world through the 3 key focuses of our whole school intent: Personal development and welfare; STEM and Creative Development.