History is all about developing our awareness of the past. At Nelson Mandela school we want our children to know about the passing of time, how things have changed and how these changes have impacted on our lives today. We aim to teach them about the significant people, events and places that have contributed to our lives, in both the local area as well as in British and world history. We want them to understand the ways in which we can find out about the past and learn how to question the validity and relevance of some of the information history provides us with. During their time with us we want they to develop their chronological skills and learn how to make direct comparisons and connections between the historical periods they learn about their time in school from the topics that they experience.