Robin Hood Primary School

"Success is in the journey, not the destination; we are all learners"

HISTORY AT ROBIN HOOD

At Robin Hood Primary School, we shape our History curriculum to ensure it inspires our children to become tolerant and reflective citizens. Our aim is to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum; providing a broad and balanced curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to develop a love of learning about the past. 

THE INTENT OF OUR HISTORY CURRICULUM


At Robin Hood Primary School, we aim for a high quality history curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about the history of Britain and the wider world. Pupils learn about significant aspects of the wider world like ancient civilisations and empires, changes in living memory and about the lives of significant people of the past understanding how they have influenced our world today. Pupils understand the different methods of historical enquiry and compare sources; questioning their validity on how these may have shaped the reporting of events in the past. We want children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of educational visits.


HOW OUR HISTORY CURRICULUM IS IMPLEMENTED


In order to ensure high standards of teaching and learning in history, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school using Rising Stars History. In each year group, History is taught once a term focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum. 

THE IMPACT OF OUR HISTORY CURRICULUM


Pupils of Robin Hood Primary School are equipped with historical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world. Pupils should be inspired by their learning of the past developing their curiosity and passion to explore the subject further. 

HISTORY CULTURAL CAPITAL


Cultural capital is the essential knowledge that children need to prepare them for their future success. It is about giving children the best possible start to their early education. In order to achieve this within our History curriculum, we encourage the children to make links between past, present and future. We plan in a way that includes cross-curricular links and ensure that our History curriculum is diverse and relatable to the children in our school. We teach for depth rather than breadth and allow children to understand importance of studying History for future careers, models of good and responsible behaviour, as well as teaching us how to learn from the mistakes of others. History helps us understand how society can change and develop.