History should inspire children’s curiosity to know more about the past. The knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past, and that of the wider world, helps children to understand their own identity as well as the diversity of societies, the process of change and the challenges of their time. History is an active study of the past which maintains a relevance to today’s life. Skills taught in History are skills which transfer to many areas of learning and life; perceptive questioning, critical thinking, weighing evidence, sifting arguments and developing perspective and judgement. We aim to ensure that children have a good understanding of the knowledge, skills and perspective they will need to become keen and able historians and to inspire their interest in finding out about the past.