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History is a valued part of the curriculum at Manor Infant School as 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 and the world. It plays an essential part in preparing us for living and working in the modern world. History is about real people who lived in the past and real events which happened, set in a context of time. History is concerned with sequence, time and chronology and is the study of evidence and the past. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. Such understanding comes from the study of life in the past, of thoughts, beliefs, emotions, actions and artefacts. In history, 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.

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