Through the teaching of History at RPPS, we aim to create inquisitive thinkers with an understanding of how the world we live in today was shaped by events of the past.
Lessons are formed around key questions, encouraging the children to engage in historical enquiry, ask pertinent questions and gain historical perspective, placing their growing knowledge into context with the era being studied. Children have opportunities to explore different sources, conduct their own research and go on school trips to bring the subject to life in some of London’s famous museums. Main topics are broken down into smaller areas across the three terms to ensure in depth coverage of key historical skills.
Younger children study pre-history, ancient civilizations and invasion. They find out how our world has been shaped by events of the past. As children move through the school they study broader topics of expansion, improvements and shifts. They begin to see how our world has changed dramatically over a relatively short period of time.
Older children look at the world in conflict, studying crime and punishment and the impact of the World Wars on Europe and the wider world.
Our Year Six children embark on a personal study, researching census documents and interviewing family members to create family trees. In preparation for moving on to Secondary school, they look at essay construction and how to present their findings.