At Ranskill Primary School we believe that a high quality history education will help our children develop their knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire children's curiosity about historical events and the achievements of some significant people who lived in the past. This enables the children to learn how past events influence their lives today. Children learn about the changes in their own lives, their families and about the changes in their local environment. We encourage the children to act as historians through equipping them with the skills that they need to ask questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop their historical perspective and judgment. History is taught mainly through a topic based approach and gives pupils a chance to explore a wide range of sources from which the past may come alive.
As with other subjects, lessons will cover objectives from the National Curriculum but teachers plan their curriculum creatively, linking objectives into current topics and real-life contexts to inspire learning. Wherever possible, our history curriculum is enhanced by visitors, themed days and educational visits to engage children and to provide lifelong memorable expereinces.