At Larkrise Primary School we aim to stimulate the pupils’ interest for learning about the past and help them gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We endeavour to develop our pupils’ understanding about the life of people who lived before us and also how our own lives have changed over time. We teach children a sense of chronology so that they can better understand when historical events happened around the world and how these events have influenced life today. History complements Religious Education and PSHE as they also assist pupils in understanding other people’s cultures. Through these subjects children can appreciate and understand their place in modern multicultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today. We teach our pupils to investigate historical events and, by so doing, help them to develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving.