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Chronological Understanding

Year 1

  • Place known events and objects in chronological order.

  • Sequence events and recount changes within living memory.

  • Use common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.

Year 2

  • Show and awareness of the past using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.

  • Describe where the people and events studied fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.

Year 3

  • Use and increasing range of common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.

  • Describe memories of key events in life using historical vocabulary.

Year 4

  • Place some historical periods in a chronological framework.

  • Use historic terms related to the period of study.

Year 5

  • Use dates to order and place events on a timeline.

Chronological Understanding

Historical Enquiry

Year 1

  • Find answers to simple questions about the past from simple sources of information.

  • Describe some simple similarities and differences between artefacts.

  • Sort artefacts from 'then' and 'now'.

  • Ask and answer relevant basic questions about the past.

  • Relate their own account of an event and understand that others may give a different version.

Year 2

  • Ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events.

  • Show understanding of some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.

Year 3

  • Ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events.

  • Show understanding of some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.

Year 4

  • Use sources of information in ways that go beyond simple observations to answer questions about the past.

  • Use a variety of information in ways that go beyond simple observations to answer questions about the past.

Year 5

  • Compare sources of information available for the study of different times in the past.

  • Make comparisons between aspects of periods of history and the present day.

Year 6

  • Address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference and significance.

  • Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.

  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

  • Make confident use of a variety of sources for independent research.

Historical Enquiry

Organisation & Communication

Year 1

  • Talk, draw or write about aspects of the past.

Year 2

  • Speak about how they found out about the past.

  • Record what they have learned by drawing and writing.

  • Discuss the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements and use some to compare aspects of life in different periods.

Year 3

  • Speak about how they found out about the past.

  • Record what they have learned by drawing and writing.

  • Discuss the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements and use some to compare aspects of life in different periods.

Year 4

  • Communicate their learning in an organised and structured way, using appropriate terminology.

Year 5

  • Present findings and communicated knowledge and understanding in different ways.

  • Provide an account of a historical event based on more than one source.

  • Discuss lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to give some reasons for some important historical events.

Organisation & Communication

Understanding of Events, People & Changes

Year 1

  • Identify some similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.

Year 6

  • Describe the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.

  • Describe Britain's settlement by Anglo-Saxons.

  • Describe a non-European society that provides contrast with Britain - Mayan.

  • Describe changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

  • Describe a study of Ancient Greek life and achievements and their influence on the Western World.

  • Describe a non-European society that provides contrast with Britain - Islam.

  • Describe chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives and across the periods they study.

  • Note connections, contrasts and trends over time and show developing appropriate use of historical terms.

  • Use evidence to support arguments.

  • Describe the achievements of the earliest civilisations - an overview of where and when the first civilisations appeared and an in depth study of the Shang Dynasty.

  • A study of local history.

Understanding of Events, People & Changes

Historical Interpretations

Year 2

  • Describe changes within living memory and aspects of change in national life.

  • Describe events beyond living memory that are significant national or globally e.g. Great Fire of London

  • Describe significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

Year 3

  • Describe changes within living memory and aspects of change in national life.

  • Describe events beyond living memory that are significant national or globally e.g. Great Fire of London

  • Describe significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

Year 4

  • Understand that sources can contradict each other.

Year 5

  • Make comparisons between aspects of periods of history and present day.

  • Understand that the type of information available depends on the period of time studied.

  • Evaluate the usefulness of a variety of sources.

Historical Interpretations