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At Roebuck Academy we aim to produce high quality history education that will help pupil’s gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of the wider world. We aim to inspire pupil’s curiosity and fascination about the world in the past, present and future and develop transferable skills. The children are encouraged to ask perceptive questions and think critically about significant people, events and time periods. We ask deep level questions and use these as a basis for an enquiry based curriculum using secondary sources to deduce and learn.

The 2014 National Curriculum highlighted the importance of skills alongside knowledge. Due to this, Roebuck follows a skills based curriculum. Within history, we cover a range of local and world history and events. As mapped out by the National Curriculum 2014, these skills are progressed throughout the School.


  • As a school, it is our aim to instil a love of History in all our children.
  • We work hard to construct an interesting and ambitious curriculum that inspires and motivates our children while meeting the needs of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities.
  • We aim to develop a skills and enquiry based curriculum looking at future outcomes for our children.
  • From EYFS up to the end of KS2, the children will be taught about various British and worldwide historical events and famous historical figures, many of which have shaped the world today.
  • We will create every opportunity to link History to other subjects and ensure that our teaching of history is not episodic but that our children understand the time in the context of a timeline of events.
  • Staff will follow their curriculum maps to ensure progression happens across each key stage as well as throughout the school.


  • As a staff, we follow National Curriculum guidelines to ensure all aspects, knowledge and skills of History are being taught across all year groups.
  • All staff will use a range of assessment to check learners’ understanding, identify misconceptions accurately and provide verbal feedback at the time of learning.
  • Through the use of historical artefacts, immersive environments and visits, we will hook, excite and intrigue our children to find out more about events and people from the past.
  • We will develop deep subject knowledge and key skills as well as providing a differentiated and challenging curriculum based on the children’s areas of interest.
  • We use a progression of skills curriculum to ensure that our children have opportunities to build on previous skills acquired through the teaching and learning of history.
  • Our School values and growth mindset are consistently addressed through history teaching.
  • Tier 2/3 vocabulary is explicitly taught and applied for each subject


  • Children will enjoy History lessons and look forward to finding out more.
  • Children will benefit from using a skills based curriculum for more purposeful and independent learning so that a deeper understanding can be embedded and transferred to other areas of learning.
  • Learners develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve well.
  • Children will have a deeper level of understanding through our deep question approach and be able to explain their understanding and respond with critical thinking supported by facts.
  • A wider range of vocabulary will be used and understood by our children.
  • The children will be encouraged to research independently to further their own enjoyment and fascination about the topic or subject.
  • Evidence of work will show a range of topics covered, cross curriculum links and differentiated work.
  • Standards in History will be high with most pupils achieving age-related expectations or greater-depth in their learning.    
  • Children will retain knowledge and learning and make links to previous and future learning.