The study of History aims to inspire children to develop their sense of identity through gaining a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. History helps children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and the relationship between different groups.
The History curriculum provides opportunities for children to learn to interpret the past by thinking critically, weighing up evidence and asking perceptive questions. Pupils are challenged to look at similarities and differences, source and sift through evidence and ask perceptive questions.
History enables children to look at the lives and lifestyles of familiar and famous people in recent and the more distant past and developments from recent and more distant times in the locality, in Britain and other parts of the world.