History provides the opportunity for pupil's to develop curiosity about people and events in the past, particularly those that have a resonance with the future. Children are encouraged to search for and weigh up evidence, and to question that which has become accepted as "fact." They are taught research skills that include examining primary and secondary resources, sifting evidence and utilising ICT.
There are times when pupils will be expected to argue a point of view in the light of evidence presented. At the same time children are encouraged to develop their imagination and perception in order to build a clearer picture of people and their lives. Teachers attempt to link their history work to other curriculum area where possible, in particular to drama and literacy.
Children follow a skills based approach to history enabling them to transport their learning across year groups. Several "themes" are annually planned following history as a main basis for learning.