Rougham C of E Primary School Together we shine brighter
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At Rougham Primary, our SHINE curriculum is evident throughout our approach to teaching history.

Securing Excellence

Our history curriculum seeks to identify the most relevant and meaningful aspects of the suggested subject content of the National Curriculum and explores, in depth, the topic being taught. 

Engaging lessons and assessments implemented, ensure that excellence is secured. Every lesson ensures children are supported and challenged accordingly with tailored activities.

Harnessing Connections


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 and incorporates five strands:

-Topic Knowledge

- Chronological Awareness

- Substantive (abstract) concepts

- Disciplinary concepts

- Historical enquiry



We support children in retaining their knowledge and skills over time through the use of interactive timelines and knowledge organisers. 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.

Nurturing Curiosity

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.

Engaging Experiences

To inspire their wonder and excitement for learning, each class partakes in relevant trips across the year which allow children to consolidate their learning. Year 2 visit Hedingham Castle to link with their ‘Castles’ topic and Year 3 enjoy an experience day where a visitor from the Stone Age comes to school. The children have the opportunity to look at artefacts and get a feel for what it would have been like to live in the Stone Age.

The KAPOW 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.