At Holy Rosary, we aim to offer a high-quality history education that will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Through the teaching of History we endeavor to teach children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups.
Aims For History
At Holy Rosary, we aim for all pupils to:
- Know and understand the history of the UK as a chronological narrative
- Know how people’s lives have shaped the UK and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
- Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world, e.g. ancient civilisations and empires from around the world
- Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance
- Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used to make historical claims, and understand how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
What Do We Teach?
At Holy Rosary we aim for children to become more aware of how historical events have shaped the world that they currently live in. Through historical skills taught in school children will become increasingly critical and analytical within their thinking, making informed and balanced judgments based on their knowledge of the past. We also aim for children to be able to retain prior-learning and make connections between what they have previously learned and what they are currently learning.
Teachers understand the impact of knowing where their children are, through weekly and termly assessments and use this to move learning forward and close any gaps. This is done through weekly quizzes, anchor tasks and frequent marking of children’s work. They also understand where their children need to be, through a secure understanding of the year group expectations and previous learning expectations. The History lead also has the opportunity to monitor History on a termly basis, ensuring the quality of teaching and learning is taking place.