History Curriculum



History is vital to a rich and broad curriculum. It helps pupils to make sense of the present as well as the past, and to appreciate the complexity and diversity of human societies and development.


We aim to instill a love of History in all our children.


Our History curriculum has been designed to:

  • cover all of the skills, knowledge and understanding as outlined in the National Curriculum
  • engage and excite children’s curiosity and support the development of key historical knowledge
  • empower learners to become curious, to develop their own opinions based on respect for evidence
  • provide content which help learners to address fundamental issues in human history
  • extend knowledge and understanding of key events, periods and societies through an assessment of local, British and world history across key stages
  • stimulate pupils’ curiosity.


We aim to provide our children with a rigorous history curriculum that instils them the key skills and knowledge to gain an in depth and critical understanding of the past. The history curriculum is purposefully constructed to allow children to make links between topics and have a good chronology awareness of the past. We want children to leave Rushey Green with enquiring minds that have a thirst for learning about the past and analyse it with a critical and open mind.