History plays a crucial role in the curriculum as it provides solutions to some instrumental questions within our lives. It allows children to understand how the world around them became what it is today, also allowing them to trace their origin and that of their peers.
Key Stage 1 children are usually unfamiliar with historical events, and cannot comprehend the past. History is the platform for introducing children to this crucial aspect of their lives, and teaches them the ability to piece together different types of information, and learn the principles of drawing conclusions from evidence presented, allowing them to form links between the present day and the past. Place events in sequence from the past and the present, and start to understand the reasons why some events in the past occurred as they did.