most relevant and meaningful aspects of the suggested subject content of the National Curriculum and explores, in depth, the topic being taught.
The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Rougham Primary and also to their further education and beyond.
History is a spiral curriculum which deepens in complexity as children progress through the school. The skills of History are taught in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum.
We support children in retaining their knowledge and skills over time through the use of our ‘lenses’: ‘Historical Enquiry’, ‘Historical Understanding and ‘Chronological Understanding’. History teaching focuses on enabling our children to think as historians. We encourage them to engage in history by drawing on their existing knowledge, skills and understanding in each particular topic and link these to and make comparisons with other units studied.
The History curriculum is purposefully designed to meet the needs and develop the knowledge and skills of all pupils. Suitable scaffolding and learning challenges are implemented to respond to each child’s different needs.
Our Shine Curriculum helps children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our aim is to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and the process of change, the diversity of societies as well as their own identity.
The Plan Bee scheme of work that we follow has been carefully chosen to align with our ethos and values. History lessons are taught weekly but are alternated, with Geography, on a half-termly basis.