History

Subject Key Objective Progression & Development by Year Groups

The following is a guide to help you understand your child’s progression through school.

All lessons are differentiated. This means teachers plan activities that enable the objective to be learned by all children including those who will find the objective challenging, those children who with hard work will secure good progress and those children who can tackle extra stretch and challenge in this subject.

History – Historical Enquiry – Primary Curriculum


History – Historical Enquiry – Foundation stage:

They begin to answer questions about events in their past.


History – Historical Enquiry – Year 1:

They find answers to some simple questions about the past from sources of information.


History – Historical Enquiry – Year 2:

They observe or handle sources of information to answer questions about the past on the basis of simple observations.


History – Historical Enquiry – Year 3:

They use different sources of information to answer questions about the past.


History – Historical Enquiry – Year 4:

They are beginning to select information from different sources to answer questions about their past.


History – Historical Enquiry – Year 5:

They are beginning to select and combine information from different sources to answer questions about the past.


History – Historical Enquiry – Year 6:

Using their knowledge and understanding pupils are beginning to get sources of information and identify those that are useful for particular tasks.


History – Historical Enquiry – Mastery:

Using their knowledge and understanding they identify and evaluate sources of information, which they use critically to reach and support conclusion.

This collection of short films and resources will help you understand your child’s progression through school.

The curriculum film resource has been broken down by subject area initially and then by topic area.