The value of history…is that it teaches us what man has done and thus what man is. R. G. Collingwood
History at Ralph Sadleir is an exciting and engaging subject. Through your study of a wide range of topics you will develop skills essential both for your school life and into your future.
* Enquiry – investigating evidence to form your own conclusions about what the past was like
* Critical Thinking – developing your own ideas about why events happened, using and assessing information to draw conclusions
* Independence – learning important research skills to enable you to find and analyse information
* Confidence – challenging ideas and asking questions to further explore events and actions
* Curiosity – developing a strong interest in the past, considering why events happened and what the impact of these events were.
In History lessons at Ralph Sadleir you will study the key elements and events of British and World history, from the Ancient Greeks all the way through to modern world history. We explore a broad range of units in KS2 and develop a more chronological approach in KS3. Through the skills we develop and the topics covered students are well prepared for their continuing study of History at Freman College.
History is not a science; it is a method. – Charles Seignobos
For an overview of our units of work – please visit the Curriculum tab on this website.
History lessons are active, providing many opportunities for group work, discussion, role play, and structured writing. We include opportunities to show the relevance of our studies, linking these with present day events. (see Humanities in the News)
The curriculum is supported by a range of trips across the year groups; in Year 5 students have the opportunity to explore their local history, studying the life and home of Sir Ralph Sadleir in Standon, in Year 6 students visit Duxford and in Year 7 students are able to go on the residential trip to Northern France where they will get to see both the Bayeux Tapestry (studied in Year 7) and the D- Day landing beaches and other sites related to the Second World War (studies in Year 8).
To visit our ‘Humanities in the News’ webpage – click here.
If you would like more information regarding our History curriculum, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org