The past influences all aspects of our lives and shapes the customs and beliefs of the community to which we belong. We hope that by learning about the past the children will be able to develop a sense of identity, empathy with and understanding of people who have lived in the past, an appreciation of the ways in which we learn about the past and a greater ability to make sense of the world in which they live today.

How can I help my child?

  • Talk about how the world has changed since you were young (talk about records, black and white televisions, games you used to play)
  • Get them to ask their grandparents about their lives
  • Visit museums and castles
  • Research history topics together before they do them at school