History, at Ridgeway Primary School, forms an integral part of the curriculum. We believe the study of history inspires children’s curiosity, encourages them to ask critical questions and enables them to have a better understanding of the society in which they live and that of the wider world. They will work as historians where they will critically analyse different sources of information. History helps children gain a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background. We aim to teach children a sense of chronology and how to use the skills of historical enquiry and interpretation to investigate past events and significant people. Consequently, we hope that children will understand more about who they are and their origins and they will understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today.
History is an engaging and inspiring subject for children to take part in at Ridgeway, with many exciting enrichment opportunites. During our 'Everybody Loves Learning' weeks, purposeful activities are planned for to develop children's knoweldge and understanding of significant people and places from the past. Recently, Ridgeway went back in time to discover different significant periods in history, including The Stone age in Year 3 and Ancient Greec in Year 4.
Where possible, children attend purposeful and exciting trips to broaden their understanding of their topic.