History

Skills

Year  1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past.

Recall some facts about events, people and changes in the past.

 

Say why people might have acted that way

 

Can notice some similarities and differences between then and now

Use information to describe and recall  events

 

Look at evidence and explain why people may have acted in that way

 

Recount the main events from a significant event

 

Can identify similarities and differences within their topic/event independently

Use understanding of evidence to describe events, what is was like for people and how our lives have changed

 

Can identify different themes and events within History

 

Can describe similarities, differences and changes within a topic/event

Use evidence to support ideas and facts

 

Describe similarities and differences between people and events they have learnt about

 

Describe how the past has affected us today

 

Can identify a range of information from themes and events within History

 

Can make valid statements about similarities, difference and changes within topics/events

Use reliable sources to find out more about the past

 

Use evidence to support answers and ideas about the past

 

Describe similarities and differences within History

 

Describe how the past has affected us today

 

Make links between areas of the past (political, social, etc)

 

Can understand features (similarities, differences and changes) within themes and events

Use reliable sources to find out more about the past

 

Use evidence to support answers and ideas about the past

 

Describe similarities and differences within History

 

Describe how the past has affected us today

 

Make links between areas of the past (political, social, etc)

 

Can provide an overview of the themes and events with a range of periods

Historical understanding of vocabulary.

Uses time phrases (now, a long time ago, when my parents were younger, etc)

To understand and apply basic historical vocabulary in their work: ‘in the past’, ‘nowadays’, now, a long time ago, when my parents were younger, etc

To understand and apply some historical vocabulary in their work

To understand and apply suitable historical vocabulary within their work

To understand and apply historical terminology accurately within their work/projects

To understand and apply historical terminology accurately within their work/projects

Understanding of chronology.

Understand the difference between past and present

 

Can sequence a set of events using a basic timeline

Use terminology ‘past’ and ‘present’ when talking about events.

Recall changes in their own lives – Tim Peake, Olympics, World Cup etc.

 

Can independently sequence events on a timeline

 

Discuss which events happened first.

Describe dates and order specific dates from a period of History using a timeline

Order significant events and dates on a timeline

 

Describe main changes within a timeline, using all their previous learning and understanding

 

Can label different events and periods within History on their timeline

Order significant events and dates on a timeline accurately

 

Describe main changes within History

 

Can independently sequence and label a variety of events

Order significant events and dates on a timeline

 

Identify and compare changes within History, either within periods of History or across them

 

Understand that some events were happening at the same time in different locations

 

Can date, label and sequence events

Historical enquiry.

Be aware of how History is represented (museums, books, pictures)

 

Use of photos to discuss events and ask and answer questions

 

Look at objects from the past and ask questions, discuss what they might have been used for

 

Understand why we learn about and celebrate events

Discuss ways in which Historical information is represented. What’s the difference between 1918 and 1666 artefacts?

 

Ask questions about the past

 

Use a range of information to answer questions

 

Use ICT to research into a specific event

 

Can understand and give reasons for why they are learning about an event

Use documents and sources (photos, archives, artefacts, internet, books, music, pictures, etc) to support facts and research

 

Ask questions and try to find more information

 

Ask valid questions and answer them with the use of valid sources

Use documents and sources (photos, archives, artefacts, internet, books, music, pictures, etc) to support facts and research

 

Asks and answers questions in detail using a range of sources which they can independently validate

 

Can understand why a range of sources supports a historical enquiry

Use documents and sources (photos, archives, artefacts, internet, books, music, pictures, etc) to support facts and research

 

Choose reliable sources to support ideas

 

Investigate own ideas by creating own questions

 

Can reach a conclusion based on asking and answering questions about information

 

Can state whether they accept or reject a sources reliability when carrying out an enquiry

Use documents and sources (photos, archives, artefacts, internet, books, music, pictures, etc) to support facts and research

 

Choose reliable sources to support ideas

 

Investigate own ideas by creating own questions

 

Can independently reach a valid conclusion about a topic/event

 

Can comment on the reliability of sources

Historical interpretation.

Look at books, videos, photos, pictures and objects to try and find out about the past

 

Can identify one cause and effect for events

Can identify information from a range of sources: books, pictures, photos, internet, artefacts, school trips, historical sites, etc

 

Can identify cause, effects and changes within a period of history/event

Understand that there are different sources for events – why might this be?

 

Use of photos and ICT to support understanding

 

Can discuss cause and effects within topics

Use sources to look at different versions of the same event – eg Moon Landing Conspiracy?

 

Know that people who represent the past aren’t always accurate

 

Can comment on the importance of cause and effects

Understand the differences between sources (propaganda, opinion) and that this might affect their interpretations

 

Evaluate sources

 

Give ideas why there may be different accounts of history

 

Can provide valid reasons for changes and developments within history

Evaluate sources and its reliability

 

Can explain how and why we have varying sources

 

Can provide valid reasons for changes and developments within history

 

Can explain the role of cause and effect as well as its significance

Organisation and communication

Tell stories about the past

 

Talk, write and draw about items and events from the past

Describe objects, people and events from History

 

Communicate ideas and understanding through writing, drama, drawing, role-play and ICT

Communicate ideas and understanding through writing, drama, drawing, role-play and ICT

Communicate ideas and understanding through writing, drama, drawing, role-play and ICT

Describe events using writing, drawing, role-play, diagrams, etc

 

Write factual information about an event they have learnt about

 

Use ICT to research into a project and create their own presentation

Describe events using writing, drawing, role-play, diagrams, etc

 

Write factual information about an event they have learnt about

 

Use ICT to research into a project and create their own presentation