History at Rumboldswhyke Church of England Primary School

Our History curriculum is designed to develop a curiosity and fascination about the past that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Our philosophy is that children should:

  • Build an extensive base of historical knowledge and vocabulary.
  • Foster a genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the past gaining a chronological awareness
  • Be embedded through a values based approach where possible.
  • learn through exploration and enquiry
  • explore how people lived; looking for similarities and differences between different historical periods
  • learn about the past, thinking about the effect it has had and considering how it shapes the world we live in today

History is taught throughout our Learning Experiences showing a progression of skills across the school. It is intertwined with other areas of the curriculum to inspire children’s curiosity and develop their skills and knowledge.

For each learning experience, a knowledge organizer which outlines knowledge (including vocabulary) is produced. All children will master and apply this knowledge through the learning experience.

What we expect you to see:

  • Happy and engaged learners
  • An engaging hook at the beginning and a purposeful, authentic outcome to finish.
  • Children exploring and handling artefacts, going on educational visits or welcoming visitors.
  • Discussions and questioning around different History topics.

The use of in subject specific vocabulary taught and displayed for reference