Progression in History Knowledge and Skills
Year One: Monarchs
Historic Interpretation
Use stories to distinguish between fact and fiction. Compare adults talking about the past – how reliable are their memories?
Historic Investigation
Begin to piece together stories and other sources to show some knowledge and understanding of events. Ask and answer some questions showing knowledge of key features. Begin to understand some ways we find out about the past. Find answers from simple questions about the past from sources of information e.g artefacts.
Chronological Understanding
To understand that there is a sequence of events. Sequence events in their own life on a time line. Sequence 3-4 artefacts from distinctly different periods of time. Match objects to people of different ages
Knowledge / Understanding: events, people, and change in the past.
Knowledge / Understanding: events, people, and change in the past To know about life in the past throughout different periods. Recognise the difference between past and present in their own lives and others’ lives. Know and recount episodes from stories about the past. Recognise why people did things, why events happened and what happened as a result. Make simple observations about different types of people, events, beliefs within a society. Talk about who was important at the time.
Presenting, Organising and Communicating
Presenting, Organising and Communicating Uses some everyday historical terms where it is appropriate. Using simple phrases and words to describe the passing of time - e.g. ‘past’ ‘before’ ‘now’ ‘then’ ‘Long ago’ ‘before I was born’ ‘changes to now’ Using simple words and phrases to describe events and people from the past – e.g. ‘rich’ ‘poor’ ‘local’ ‘national’ ‘important’ Children show their knowledge by producing pictures, role play and very short writing pieces.
Year Two: Space & Great Fire of London
Historic Interpretation
Compare two versions of a past event. Compare pictures or photos of people or events in the past. Discuss reliability of stories/ photos/ accounts.
Historic Interpretation
Compare two versions of a past event. Compare pictures or photos of people or events in the past. Discuss reliability of stories/ photos/ accounts.