It is our intent that the study of history should ignite an appreciation for, and curiosity about, the past in both Britain and the wider world. Our children are provided with a deep chronological understanding of the fundamental historical events and significant individuals who have helped shape and influence our present, and how these have contributed to the changes in our world, country, culture and community over time. Understanding the past gives children insight in to how this influences their present; in turn helping them to make sense of why things are the way they are, and grow their sense of individual identity, influencing their unique and personal choices, attitudes and values. This subject demonstrates the importance of learning from past mistakes, celebrating past achievements and building on these into the future. We want our children to be able to ask questions, examine and interpret sources, and draw conclusions in order to allow their historical knowledge, skills and understanding to flourish.