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Through topics children learn about how people lived in the past both in Britain and the wider world.  As they progress through the school they develop their understanding of chronology and skills in research.  They learn to research specific periods and question evidence, explain their point of view and reach conclusions.  They learn how the past influences the present and develop their knowledge of significant people and past events.  Role play helps children to explore what it was like to have lived during different periods in history while trips to museums and places of interest gives the children access to primary sources of evidence.