History at Ravensworth Terrace encourages children to
In order for pupils to learn and remember more, each lesson begins with a refresh of previous learning. At the end of a project children express their learning through various means such as presentations and speeches. Our local area is utilized well and each year group has a local study, linked to either Geography or History, allowing them to gain a strong sense of where they live and the local history surrounding them.
Every class has a ‘Knowledge Wall’ which provides the opportunity for teachers to display key knowledge, work and vocabulary. Active learning strategies are also key in the way our history projects are taught and are intertwined into lessons. Knowledge organisers are central to our projects and our delivery of the curriculum. Children actively refer to them in every lesson and add to them as their knowledge grows.
Our children will have a good understanding of historical vocabulary and will ask and answer questions with growing confidence. As children progress through the school, they develop a good understanding of historical time periods and will develop a strong sense of chronology. They will develop knowledge and skills linked to this discipline as well as an appreciation for the history of their own local area. By the end of the children’s historical journey, we believe that they shall have an understanding of their own identify and a sense of belonging which only history can provide.