History at The Ridge is taught through a range of key skills, which we hope will develop our children into competent historians with enquiring minds and a love of the subject.
The children are taught to understand chronology and be able to place key periods in History on times lines. We discuss difference and similarities between time periods as well as learning about key events and people from those times. The children are taught to interpret different types of evidence and draw conclusions from it. They communicate their findings in many different ways eg. Writing, drama, art. They develop an understanding of how events and people form the past brought about change and how those changes have shaped the world we live in today.
We start each History topic with a WOW day the pictures show some of the WOW days we have had recently.
Some of the topics we study are Stone Age to Iron Age, Egyptians, Mayans and Victorians.