Pre-history is the time before people began to write, from 12,000BC - 3000BC.
Besides the sheer enjoyment of learning about dramatic events and
stories, studying History helps you train your mind and teaches you how
to process information sensibly.
It challenges children of all abilities to ask and answer important
questions, find evidence, assess its relevance and reach conclusions.
Historians, even young ones, need to be questioning detectives who, when
faced with any kind of evidence, want to know why it was produced, who
generated it and what message they were wanting to put across. Bias and
propaganda have always existed and we foster a sense of awareness of
this in our pupils.
History helps children to develop the skills in the modern world to
look beyond the headlines, to ask questions properly and to have the
confidence to express their own opinion.
It helps them to understand the origins of modern political and
social problems, as well as help them to appreciate that people in the
past were not just good or bad, but motivated in complex and