Portway is passionate about History and want the children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We want to equip the children to have an inquisitive nature when it comes to the study of history and to be able to evaluate and think critically about sources and the process of change affecting groups and the complexity of people’s lives. Children will be able to talk about progression of civilisations and the timeline of them ensuring that they understand that other countries around the world have been at the fore front of advanced civilisation long before Great Britain. It is important that our children are able to understand why these advanced societies are no longer world leaders, recognise how the mistakes made contributed to their downfall. Using their historical skills, children will be able to grasp the relationships between local, national and international history. Children should have a clear understanding of the political, military and economic factors that have influenced decisions that have been made over the course of time.