At Colton Primary School we are committed to providing all children with learning opportunities to engage in history.
We believe that high quality history lessons and visits inspire children to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians. By linking learning to a range of topics, children have opportunities to investigate and interpret the past.
History is about real people who lived, and real events which happened in the past. History is concerned with sequence, time and chronology and is the study of evidence about the past; it gives us a sense of identity, set within our social, political, cultural and economic relationships.
History fires the children’s curiosity about the past in Britain, the wider world and the local area which plays an essential part in preparing them for living and working in the modern world. Children will develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people, they will find evidence, weigh it up and reach their own conclusions. To do this they need to be able to research, evaluate evidence and argue for their point of view. These are all skills that are crucial in adult life.