History fires children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world and helps them to understand the diversity of human experience beyond Rusper. Effective immersion into key historical periods helps children to understand the concepts of culture and shared views by considering what was relevant and important within a particular society. In turn, this is important for helping children understand the relevance of their own culture locally, nationally and globally. Additionally, comparing and contrasting different historical periods from different chronological points gives pupils a basic grasp of the journey of human cultural and technological development. Again, this is essential for grounding pupils understanding of where we are on the journey of development now. Finally, history provides them with the ability to empathise with others, argue a point of view and reach their own conclusions - essential skills that are prized in adult life.
It is our intention that all children at Rusper Primary School experience a high-quality, inspiring history education that instils an appreciation and respect for the past, a hunger to discover more about the past and a greater awareness of the present.