Our Learning


At Rush Common, we view History as the process of enquiry, involving the search, examining and recording of evidence and the interpreting and weighing of varied evidence. The children develop skills of critical thinking and imaginative reconstruction; we look at how to fill the gaps. Across the whole school, our History curriculum adheres to clear objectives which can often be linked in terms of subject knowledge, to English and other areas of learning. Topics include investigating the effect of World War II on Britain and its people; Roman invasion and its legacy; Ancient Egypt; and the great impact of the Victorian era. Children develop a deep knowledge and empathy of these different time periods. We use Oxfordshire Museum Boxes to handle and explore artefacts, and we use educational visits to enrich our understanding such as the Steam Museum and Ufton Court.