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History

We aim to provide our pupils with a good understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We encourage our pupils to ask perceptive questions and consider a range of evidence, including different perspectives and points of view. We help pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. In Key Stage 1, pupils compare their own lives to those of their family and consider similarities and differences. They place key events in chronological order and begin to consider the different ways in which the past is presented. In Key Stage 2, pupils use timelines to chart chronology and explore reasons for events and changes. They compare the past with the present day and consider how different views of the past are formed. We aim to bring history to life through cross-curricular learning, themed events and educational visits.