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The aim of our teaching of History is to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past. We do this through teaching the children a sense of chronology and through this they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage.
They learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain and, by considering how people acted and lived in the past, they are more able to make their own life choices today. We give them a sense of self by teaching them how events in the past have influenced our lives today.
They are also taught how to investigate these events, asking searching questions and, by doing so, they develop the life skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.