“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” (George Santayana)

At Roose School, we are committed to bringing history to life by teaching and learning through and from history. We believe that it is in studying and understanding life and events in the past that we can come to an understanding of life in the present, and what we may be preparing for the future.

We strive for a high quality history curriculum, which inspires children to question, and learn through questioning.

Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. The children know and understand about significant aspects of the history of the wider world like ancient civilisations and empires; changes in living memory and beyond living memory; learn about the lives of significant people of the past. They understand the methods of historical enquiry and be able to ask and answer questions. We want children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.

We study local and world, ancient and modern history. We aim to understand the reasons for events and developments and apply this understanding to the improving of life as we live it. The skills developed in the study of history are far reaching and can affect all aspects of our lives.


Gaynor Stevens

History Subject Lead

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