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 taught History 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 organiser 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.
  • subject specific vocabulary taught and displayed for reference.