"How do you know who you are unless you know where you've come from?
How can you tell what's going to happen, unless you know what's happened before?"
Tony Robinson, Actor and Presenter
History fires children's curiosity about the past, both in Britain and the wider world. Children will consider how the past has influenced the present, what past societies were like, and what beliefs and cultures influenced people's actions. As they do this, children will develop their understanding of a chronological framework in which to place significant events and people from the past.
What they learn through the study of history can influence children's attitudes, values and personal choices throughout the rest of their lives.