History Curriculum Ambition: National

Our curriculum provides high-quality history education which helps pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

History Curriculum Ambition: Federation

Teaching of History at Roselands and Stafford equips pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. 

In EYFS, the pupils develop an understanding of the world around them. Planning 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. They will listen to a broad selection of stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems that foster their understanding of our culturally, socially, technologically and ecologically diverse world.

At Key Stage 1 the curriculum enables pupils to develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They learn where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. 

At Key Stage 2 pupils continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study. They make connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. Pupils are given opportunities to construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information. 

History progression introduces pupils to historical periods at Key Stage 1 that they will study more fully at key stages 2 and 3.

Our vision

Working collaboratively to inspire learners to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and values required for lifelong learning and to be successful, active members of the Trust and wider community.