Through the teaching of History at Woodcote Primary School, we aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past and to develop their understanding of key events. By gaining knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world, pupils will build respect, appreciation, and pride in their place in the world. Children will ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Through the teaching of History we aim to enrich the culture capital of each pupil, allowing them to understand the complexity of people’s lives. Teaching enables children to identify key events and people across a timeline of history and to appreciate a variety of historic cultures and artefacts. Children are encouraged to appreciate the process of change and the diversity of societies and beliefs, the relationships between different groups, as well as celebrating their own identity and the challenges of their time.