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Year 1 

Recognise the distinction between present and past in own and other people’s lives.   

Sequence a few events and objects in order and can use a number of terms about the passing of time.   

Pick out information about the past from sources and answer some simple questions. 

Research a significant figure from own locality.

Year 2 

Develop sense of chronology by sequencing events on a timeline and using a wider range of time terms.   

Know about famous people in the past.

Use information from more than one source to ask and answer questions and recognise that information can be presented in more than one way. 

Year 3 

Recognise that the past can be divided into different periods of time and can describe some similarities between people e.g. rich and poor events and beliefs in Pre-Roman Britain.   

Pick out some reasons for and results of people’s actions and events and can compare different sources of evidence and say which resources are likely to be most useful for a task. 

Year 4 

Show factual knowledge and understanding of aspects of the History of Britain by using historical terms and describe some of the main events, people and changes.   

Identify primary and secondary sources of evidence and can comment on the usefulness and accuracy of different sources of evidence to answer questions.   

Make appropriate use of dates and terms in their work 

Year 5 

Increasing depth of knowledge about past societies; make links between them and give reasons for events and changes.   

Suggest some reasons why there are different accounts and interpretations of the past and are beginning to evaluate sources of information.   

Written work is supported by evidence and they are beginning to devise historically valid questions. 

Year 6 

Use factual knowledge and understanding to describe past societies and make links between features within and across different periods making appropriate use of dates and terms. 

Show some independence in following lines of enquiry by evaluating and using sources of information critically, to reach and support conclusions.  

Explain which causes and consequences are the most significant.