‘The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future’ – Theodore Roosevelt


At Ringway Primary School, we aim to inspire a curiosity in children to want to know more about the past and its impact on the world today. Through their study of history, children will gain knowledge of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. This will then help them to understand diversity of cultures, the process of change and continuity and to begin to analyse how events of the past have helped to mould their lives today.


Our school is situated in the North East of England, an area filled with a rich and varied history. We believe it is important for children to develop a strong sense of appreciation and knowledge of their local area. As a result, we spend time considering various aspects of North East history throughout all year groups. In upper key stage two, children are then encouraged to research and create a project based on an area of local history.


We encourage children to become historians by helping them learn how to ask perceptive questions, think critically and weigh evidence. By understanding that knowledge of past events has been made through historical interpretation of sources, children are then able to develop perspective and judgement. We believe these key skills will not only help children in their study of history, but also throughout their lives.