At Witchampton CofE First School we aim to fire the children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world and ensure that pupils understand how history plays an essential part in preparing us for living and working in the contemporary world.
Children consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, how these societies organised their politics, and what beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions. As they do this, children develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. They see the diversity of human experience, and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society. What they learn can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values.
In history, children find evidence, weigh it up and reach their own conclusions. To do this we ensure children are able to research, sift through evidence, and argue for their point of view – skills that are prized in adult life.
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