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History

At Roselands Primary School, we believe that History is designed to ignite children's curiosity about the past.  Children are encouraged to understand about changes in their own lives and to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and make comparisons between Britain and the wider world at a variety of moments in time.  The History curriculum at Roselands enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas. History is, by nature, a subject of enquiry which develops an understanding of knowledge and skills and we offer children opportunities to follow their own lines of enquiry and decision making.  We aim to provide a range of trips which inspire students to immerse themselves in the past and in the history of our local community.  Initially pupils explore local history in Key Stage One to prepare them to make comparisons with civislisations in the wider world in Key Stage Two.

 

The curriculum is designed to ensure that teaching encourages pupils to develop an appreciation and understanding of the past, evaluating a range of primary and secondary sources and learning to question their validity.   Pupils will be taught to make links with the aim of developing engaged, motivated and curious learners that can reflect on the past and make meaningful links to the present day.

 

History at Roselands is taught regularly throughout the year, so that children can revisit skills and knowledge to achieve depth in their learning.  Planning identifies the key knowledge and skills of each theme to ensure that knowledge and skills build progressively.  

 

The curriculum is designed around these key themes:

  •  Chronological Understanding
  •  Historical Enquiry and Use of Evidence
  •  Interpretation of History
  •  The impact of change

Geography

At Roselands Primary School, we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place within it. The geography curriculum at Roselands enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject and children engage in  a range of field trips and educational visits which inspires student led exploration and maximises the use of our surroundings.

 

The curriculum is designed to ensure that teaching equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the earth’s key physical and human processes and how these have changed over time. As pupils progress through the school, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge and skills are progressive and are sequenced through themes to provide the framework and approaches that provide explanations of how the earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives, equipping them well for further education and beyond.

 

Geography at Roselands is taught regularly throughout the year, so that children can revisit skills and knowledge to achieve depth in their learning. Planning identifies the key knowledge and skills of each theme to ensure that knowledge and skills build progressively. Existing knowledge is regularly revisited to ensure that teaching builds upon and connect with the children’s prior learning.

 

The curriculum is designed around these key themes:  

  • locational knowledge and map work  
  • human geography  
  • physical geography  
  • change: past, present and future
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