At Rowlands Castle St John’s, our History curriculum holds the intention that pupils develop an understanding of chronology and their lives within time. Teachers implement their history teaching within topics across the year to ensure we provide high quality educational opportunities that give children an understanding of past events and the skills essential to conduct historical enquiries.


We aim to teach history in a way that:

  • Inspires curiosity
  • Provides a chronological awareness of British, World and Local history
  • Allows opportunities to use and understand the methods of historical enquiry
  • Ensures an understanding of the historical concepts of change, cause, similarity, difference and significance.
  • Incorporates first hand experiences through the use of artefacts, school trips and visiting experts.


We deliver history lessons through the use of the Hampshire recommended ‘Six Step Enquiry model’. This has impact across the primary years by giving children learning experiences designed to develop their skills in information gathering, making sense of information, drawing conclusions, refining their understanding and presenting their new found knowledge and understanding in a variety of imaginative ways.