A flourishing Historian at The Ridge is able to communicate historically using appropriate language; they also have a good understanding of chronology and are able to demonstrate this using a time line. Historians at the Ridge are able to use artefacts and different Historical sources to interpret the past, showing an awareness of different viewpoints, they are also able to give overviews of life in specific time periods and explain how life has changed and progressed since then whilst noting any similarities.
We teach History following The National curriculum through topics such as The Romans, throughout these topics we focus on 4 key concepts; Understanding Chronology, Interpreting the Past, Building an Overview and Communicating Historically. Within these 4 concepts we focus on 11 areas of knowledge including Conflict, Culture and Pastimes and Beliefs which are revisited regularly over a 2 year cycle, in order to deepen understanding and allow children to make connections between different time periods.
Our aim is that children at the Ridge develop an enquiring and questioning interest in History where they can make connections between different periods and see relevance in the topic for today’s world.
They have an understanding that History is an interpretation based on fact and historians debate different points of view. They understand that history is being re interpreted as time goes on.