My name is Miss French and I am the History lead at Waterside where our History curriculum motivates, engages and inspires the pupils. Through the teaching of History, children gain knowledge and understanding of the significance of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire children’s curiosity to know more about the past. The history curriculum should equip children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perception and judgment. Through their learning in history, children develop the ability to form their own opinions based on evidence and to understand and respect that the opinions of others may be different to their own.