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          Our History Curriculum Intent

History, at Rosewood, allows children the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the past by building on previous learning.  This is achieved through a coherent curriculum that focuses on substantive and disciplinary knowledge. What children learn through history should be respected and appreciated so that they are equipped to ask perceptive questions, analyse evidence, think critically, appreciate different perspectives, and develop informed judgements. Our history curriculum should ignite children’s curiosity about the past within their own local area, Britain’s, and that of the wider world. This should enable children to become a historian and have a strong understanding of how the past influences the present. 

What does History look like at Rosewood?

In History we...

  •  help pupils to develop historical knowledge and understanding.

  •  introduce pupils to historical enquiry through studying historical evidence asking questions and problem solving.

  •  help pupils develop a sense of chronology.

  •  help pupils interpret History using a variety of sources.

  •  give an understanding that society in which pupils live has been shaped by past developments.

  •  develop an appreciation of the need for both continuity and change,

  •  develop the ability to communicate historical knowledge in oral, written and visual forms using appropriate vocabulary and techniques.





History within the Early Years

History falls under the Understanding the World strand and at Rosewood it is embedded in a range of topics such as dinosaurs and our family. 


Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community. The frequency and range of children’s personal experiences increases their knowledge and sense of the world around them – from visiting parks, libraries and museums to meeting important members of society such as police officers, nurses and firefighters. In addition, listening to a broad selection of stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems will foster their understanding of our culturally, socially, technologically and ecologically diverse world. As well as building important knowledge, this extends their familiarity with words that support understanding across domains. Enriching and widening children’s vocabulary will support later reading comprehension. 


We ensure children use terminology such as “a long time ago” and allow children to ask and answer questions to further their knowledge. Where we can we invite different people to visit from a range of occupations and create links to our local environment.