we are concerned with a study of the past, key people and events and the impact of these on the present. Children develop skills of enquiry, making use of a range of evidence, including historical artefacts. Children are encouraged to differentiate between fact and opinion and to see the relationship between cause and effect. Historical study is also one of the ways in which children learn about their cultural heritage. Much of the work in History is undertaken through cross-curricular study, fieldwork, visits to exhibitions and places of interest. As in all subjects, children develop a ‘subject specific’ vocabulary.
History allows our children to compare and contrast, to examine how and why things have changed, to learn about historical characters and expand their research skills. We teach children to be open minded and enquiring thinkers who understand cause and effect. We want them to understand how people have lived in the past and compare this to modern life.
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