Our aim is to develop children’s sense of identity through learning about the development of Britain, Europe and the world and to introduce children to what is involved in understanding and interpreting the past.

History begins in the Early Years Foundation Stage and into Reception by focusing on personal history and the children’s own experience.

In Key Stage 1, History is about the lives and lifestyles of people in the recent past and about famous people in the more distant past.

In Key Stage 2, history is about people and important events and developments from recent and more distant times in the locality, in Britain and in other parts of the world. Children carry out historical enquiry using a variety of sources and look at how the past is interpreted in different ways.