At Burnham on Crouch Primary School we strongly believe that children should feel connected to the world that they live in. We aim to inspire our children with a sense of curiosity and fascination about the past in Britain and the wider world. By finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time, children understand how the past influences the present. Through the teaching of history children develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. What they learn through history can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values. The history topics have been carefully chosen to reflect the demands of the National Curriculum. Through each two week block and key stage children build upon their prior knowledge, develop their curiosity and embed essential knowledge into their long-term memory.