At St Helen’s, our history teaching aims to deliver a curriculum which enables the children to become confident, creative, independent and individual learners, providing them with an understanding of the past through learning about human achievements and experiences. The children will develop their sense of chronology throughout the study of the topics in Key Stages 1 and 2. Children will develop and broaden their critical thinking skills. They will investigate sources such as pictures, stories, accounts and artefacts to ask and answer questions about the past and how these have an impact on the world today. We also aim to develop children’s local understanding of history and develop their knowledge about the area that they live in. We seek to broaden children’s real-life experiences both inside and outside the classroom through educational visits, visitors, exploration and discovery. We believe that within history lessons, our children acquire a range of knowledge and skills which they can apply to other subjects and in a variety of different situations, in order to develop a love of history.