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At Swanton Abbott School, our teaching of History helps pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world.  We want to inspire pupils' curiosity about the past and to know more about the past.  We will investigate sources such as pictures, stories, writing and artefacts to ask and answer questions about the past and how these impact the world we live in today.  This should enable children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.  This is in addition to each child developing their own sense of chronology throughout the study of different time periods through Key Stages 1 and 2.


Through our History we support children 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.