Rowsley C of E Primary School
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At Rowsley C of E Primary School, we aim to teach a high quality History curriculum that encourages pupils to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire pupils' curiosity to know more about the past, and how this may differ from the present. We encourage our children to ask perceptive questions about the past, analyse evidence, think critically, appreciate different perspectives and develop informed judgements.


We aim to inspire children to enjoy History by teaching them about a wide range of historical events and people. We aim to inspire children to become courageous advocates in their own right and thus understanding society and their place in it is a key aspect of the history curriculum, We aim to develop children's' skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation and presentation. It is important for children to gain a sense of chronology. Children are taught this as early as Reception as they are taught through key areas of the Development Matters document, such as 'Understanding the World. 


"Remember your history, your long and rich history" Isaiah 46:9


If you have any questions about History, please email me:

History Action Plan

Subject Specific Vocabulary

Links to useful websites:

History at Rowsley C of E Primary School

This week, the Little Attenborough's have been exploring the importance of Sir Francis Beaufort.. The children have looked at the Beaufort scale and what this measures. They have had a go at writing a fact file about him and why he is significant.