History

At Skelton we don’t view History as simply facts and dates, moreover we see it as a chance to become a detective and explore the past in an exciting way. History skills and knowledge are taught through our Big Ideas, which gives the children a chance to explore a wide range of primary and secondary sources.

History allows our children to compare and contrast, to examine how and why things have changed, to learn about historical characters and expand their research skills.

We want our children to be open minded and enquiring thinkers understanding cause and effect. We want them to understand how people have lived in the past and begin to make links between the past and modern times. We encourage first-hand experience wherever possible and field-work visits or external visitors play an important role in all year groups.