Pupils are encouraged to develop an awareness and interest in the past and the passing of time. Children are encouraged to think about significant individuals of the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. They also investigate historical events, for example, The Great Fire of London and the first aeroplane flight. They gain awareness of their own history and family and of people and events within living memory and beyond. The children are given a wide range of opportunities to begin to look closely and critically to explore History, including educational visits, experts visiting the school, artefacts and photographs. They have a rich historical input of resources from Hyde Heath village and its people, and of their own school. Pupils are encouraged to identify similarities and differences between ways of life and different time periods.