At Rossmore we intend our well-planned and sequenced History curriculum to allow our children to gain a secure knowledge and understanding of their past, the past of our local area, that of our country and of the wider world. Our children will understand the similarities and differences between societies and cultures and the impact of changes on people and places. We aim that all children will develop an appreciation and understanding of the past, evaluating a range of primary and secondary sources.

We aim to teach our pupils to understand the world we live in, to know the differences of people’s lives and the process of change. Our history curriculum teaches all children about the diversity of different societies and relationships between different groups of people as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.  

Children access our History curriculum under their termly projects ‘On the Doorstep’, ‘Down the Road’ and ‘Over the Water’.History is taught across the school, whether it is incorporated into larger ‘theme’ lessons and projects or as a stand-alone mini topic. Expectations of History teaching are mapped out for each year group using our Knowledge Organisers and long term plans. Children develop their historical skills continuously through learning about a range of different historical periods as a ‘vehicle’ for their learning and whilst developing their historical knowledge. Gaps in coverage are identified through our assessment tool (Balance) and are dealt with accordingly. We plan for our children to have real life experiences and learn about History in an active and creative way. We plan meaningful visits to enhance our History curriculum.

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Rossmore School

Red Lion Lane, Little Sutton,

Ellesmere Port, CH66 1HF

0151 329 3688

Headteacher: Mrs S E Davis-McCoy