At Rosehill, the study of History provides opportunities for the pupils to experience and to develop their understanding of events and people of different times and places. History enriches the curriculum by offering our pupils to be actively involved in exploring the world around them. This is achieved through exploring and handling artefacts, visiting places (locally and further afield), stories, books, photos and through practical activities linked to topics. Learning about the past, how it has influenced and shaped our lives, beliefs, and customs, helps pupils to make sense of the world in which they live. Through the teaching of history, structure and expand our pupils' knowledge and understanding of the past and encourage their investigation of it.
To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in history, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. It is taught on a rolling programme with geography. At Rosehill, history is approached in a practical manner. It is the study of the relevant past, with pupils being actively involved, experiencing, investigating, and using a range of sources of information. The pupil is the investigator and their task is to progressively investigate the world beyond themselves.
This approach deliberately ensures the child, the school, the family, the local community and the local area to be the focus of study. Linked with other subjects, history provides a range of experiences and achievements, which contributes to the richness of pupils' lives according to individual needs and abilities.
The history curriculum provides a broad Scheme of Work framework and outlines the knowledge and skills taught in each Key Stage.
For further information about The Humanities Curriculum at Rosehill School please contact:
Megan Hood M.Hood@rosehill.nottingham.sch.uk