History is central to children’s understanding of the past, and how events within the past have shaped their life today, and continues to influence their future. It should be fun and made to be relevant to the children, by working from starting points that are familiar to them. It should challenge and inspire the children to develop skills in enquiry, challenge their thinking on reliability of information, and make connections between events today and how they have been influenced.  It should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgment.