It is the study of the past; including understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It encourages children to develop a coherent chronological narrative from the earliest times to present day, drawing upon how people’s lives have shaped the nation. It also explores how Britain has influenced and has been influenced by the wider world. When exploring the history of the wider world, children consider the nature of ancient civilisations, the expansion and dissolution of empires, characteristic features of past non-European societies, achievements and follies of mankind. Children focus upon the ways in which evidence can be interpreted; the use of all forms of data and written accounts to investigate the past in depth and overview. Drawing their own conclusions from the evidence they have researched.