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The study of History helps children to understand the world around them and how it came to be. Through the study of History, we can allow children to understand how society has changed in the past and how it will continue to change in the future. History also helps children to develop analysis skills that can be applied to other subjects in the future. It is key that all children are engaged with and immersed in History in order for them to develop these skills and their understanding of the world around them.

History helps to give us all a greater understanding of other cultures and how they have come to be as they are. It helps to show how humanity has changed, developed and learned over time. It helps us to understand which major events have had the greatest impact on our society and how they came about. It is also important for children to develop an understanding of chronology within this as it helps them to place themselves on a timeline and see how each step created changes for them.

At Barton Hill, every History theme contains key questions: What did they wear? How were children’s lives different? How did they entertain themselves? What did they eat? Who ruled them and how? (Link to British Values) Where did they live? (houses and architecture) What was their religion? Are there any myths/legends surrounding this time? How did they travel?

Through answering these key questions, our children will develop a greater understanding of people of the world and the influences that shape them.