At St Richard’s School we aim to stimulate the children’s interests and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past. We want the children to see themselves as historians with a love of History. We teach children a sense of chronology, anchored around the birth of Jesus Christ, reflecting our Catholic faith. Through this they develop a sense of identity, and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. Our curriculum is diverse, reflecting our children's cultural backgrounds and encouraging them to look at Europe and beyond. We make links to our local area, learning to value all people’s cultures.. In our school, history makes a significant contribution to citizenship education by teaching about how Britain developed as a democratic society. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; we also teach them to investigate these past events and, by so doing, to develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving. We build on their independent enquiry skills through a range of resources, while comparing the past to the present.