History is important in helping children develop a sense of self- where they have come from, where they are now, and the big picture of how the world works. At TGPAH we encourage the children to question and to think, and as such historical understanding is developed through a series of enquiries. Progression will be shown by: an increasing understanding of chronology; understanding and use of key historical terms; ability to identify features and similarities/ differences within and across periods; understanding how to carry out an historical investigation and present ideas effectively with increasing independence; growing confidence in explaining why things happened the way they did; using historical evidence of an increasingly wider range and difficulty, and beginning to challenge how useful this evidence is.