In Rimrose Hope when studying history, we aim for all pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We try to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. We aim to equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. We believe history helps pupils to understand 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. We do this through engaging in the school’s storyline approach. This particular pedagogy ensures that children are emotionally engaged in the period of history they are studying and therefore more naturally motivated to deepen their learning. Knowledge organisers are an essential part of the historian’s armoury and teachers are encouraged to enable children to get involved in the subject through general knowledge quizzes and other pre learning tasks. In line with school pedagogical practice we use Lane Clarke’s Thinking Tools to develop our children’s reasoning and specific problem solving skills in history and assess the historical skill-set the children possess alongside their more general presentation skills.
Don't forget to check out Frogplay for quizzes about all aspects of History taught from Year 1 all the way up to Year 6! Children will often be assigned a quiz relating to the current history topic, so make sure they check their 'calendar' to see if they can get a head start with their learning!