Horsehead Lane, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6XH
We are a member of Derby Diocesan Academy Trust - Registered Company number 9442311.

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Bolsover Church of England Junior School

Every Child Counts, Every Moment Matters.


'Learning from the past, to develop our future'

History - To learn from the past


In the heart of a well-known historical community, the children at Bolsover are able to access the knowledge and chronological understanding of both local and national History and relate this to their everyday lives. At Bolsover, we aim to embrace the history of our local past, significant British events and those of the wider world. By using thematic topic areas, History is portrayed both inside and outside the classroom through meaningful pupil-inspired activities. Our aspirations are to embrace our pupils' historic knowledge of their local surroundings to progress their understanding of the world they live in. Pupils appreciate the history that is on their doorstep, as well as that outside Bolsover. Children can reinforce their skills from most other subject areas alongside History itself - for example; creating timelines and highlighting connections, determining family trees and looking at traditional arts. Educational visits to places such as Creswell Crags, Hardwick Hall and their very own Bolsover Castle increases the pupils' motivation and drive to succeed in their learning. Pupils will be inspired to think critically, ask perceptive questions and research sufficient evidence to further their understanding of our historical past. We promote pupils' SMSC development through History by promoting an understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their heritage and that of others. Our History curriculum develops pupils' understanding of chronology, investigate and interpret past events as well as communicate historically.


Our History curriculum encompasses the aims of the National Curriculum to ensure all pupils:

  • know and understand the history as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: focused on how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world
  • to develop articulacy by building historically grounded understanding of historical terms
  • understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections and draw contrasts.
  • understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed
  • expand historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history.

What do we know about careers in History?


Careers in History continue to grow and many resources that we use to help in work will be developing historical skills such as researching. Our pupils will enter employment that is dominated by historical research and the ability to empathise with key historical figures such as King Henry VIII.


The teaching and learning of History supports careers, such as:

  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Solicitor
  • Librarian 
  • Archaeologist 
  • Historian
  • Museologist 

What do we cover across school in History?