History provides an insight into the lives of people who have shaped the world we live in today. Ancient civilizations are studied and the impact of invasions on the development of British culture. We aim to bring history to life through the use of stimulating visits and visitors, role play and story telling. The emphasis is not so much on committing to memory lists of dates, but more on understanding why things have happened in the past and the impact of historic events on our present lives. It is also important that children learn to be discerning in their use of historical evidence; history can look very different depending on your point of view.