History

In Key Stage 1 Pupils are taught about:

• Changes within living memory – where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life
• Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.
• The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements, some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods.
• Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

 

In Key Stage 2 pupils:

• Continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.
• Note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.
• Regularly 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.

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