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History is about understanding the events that have occurred in the past, the links these have to now and how we can learn from the past to inform our future. Through enquiry-based learning, the history curriculum allows children to develop a coherent knowledge and understanding of where we live, Great Britain and that of the wider world. 

At Beechview, children are encouraged to be inquisitive about the past and how things came to be. We want them to ask questions and provide them with tools, such as evaluating sources and inference, to investigate successfully. By helping them to understand local history we hope to show children where their lives fit into this and build a stronger sense of community. Additionally, we also want our pupils to be able to compare and contrast the history of other nations with our own, so they can see how actions of the past have shaped the world today.