Roundhill Primary School

Roundhill Primary School

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History is all around us. It is our past and shapes our future.


“We are made by history.” Martin Luther King Jr


At Roundhill, we use the study of history to ignite our children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. Through finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time, we allow our children to understand how the past influences the present and the future.


Our History curriculum enables children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant civilisations, events and people. We encourage them to ask perceptive questions of the history they learn about - digging deeper, weighing evidence and thinking critically. Woven throughout our history curriculum is a celebration of a range of different events and significant people, providing a broad and balanced representation of the wide variety of people, from different cultures and locations around the world, who have shaped our past and our future.


“Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela


Throughout our History Curriculum we have embedded five Golden Threads: Legacy/Impact, technological advances, power and rule and key figures. These are visited regularly throughout the learning journey of our curriculum and provide a theme of relevant local and cultural experiences, ensuring the cultural capital and general knowledge of our pupils is equal and stands them in good stead for the future. As a school, we are blessed to find ourselves located in an area with a rich local heritage, Roman Bath, and surrounding areas including Bristol. By the end of Year 6, children will have a chronological understanding of British history from the Stone Age to the present day. They will be able to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives. Interlinked with this are studies of world history, such as the ancient civilisations of the Greeks and Egyptians and the influence they had on life today.



Our sequenced and progressive History curriculum is taught through and series of enquiries spread over a two-yearly cycle, allowing pupils opportunities to build on prior learning and make connections through the Golden Threads. Children’s historical understanding is enhanced through regular experiences, trips and visitors, including within the local area.

Where relevant, cross-curricular links are made to link historical understanding with relevant subject areas.