History is all around us and a valued part of the curriculum at Manor Infant School. The study of history ignites children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. Through finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time, children understand how the past influences the present. History enables children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. What they learn through history can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values and help to develop their love of life and the world.
At Manor Infant School, our intent, when teaching history, is to stimulate the children’s curiosity in order for them to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding. Exploring and learning is accelerated through a six step enquiry approach where children find evidence, consider it and reach their own conclusions. To do this, they need to research, sift through evidence and argue their point of view - skills that are essential in adult life. The study of history plays an essential part in preparing us for living and working in the modern world who understand the importance of looking after ourselves, each other and the world we live in.