History leads at least one topic per year group. We begin with a stunning start designed to excite and stimulate the children's interest. A variety of activities throughout the topic are designed to encourage children to make deductions from evidence, research using books, empathise with people from the past and encourage them to recognise similarities and differences between different time periods. The children are encouraged to reason, linking cause with effect. Where possible, we visit local places of historical interest such as Fishbourne Roman Palace and Michelham Priory. We also invite theatre groups or other experts in to run workshops to bring the past alive.