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 – Knowledge and Understanding – Primary Curriculum


History – Knowledge and Understanding – Foundation stage:

They begin to identify things from their past like old toys and think about how things have changed as they have grown from being a baby to going to school.


History – Knowledge and Understanding – Year 1:

They know and recount stories about the past.


History – Knowledge and Understanding – Year 2:

They show knowledge and understanding of some of the main events and people they have studied.


History – Knowledge and Understanding – Year 3:

They show knowledge and understanding of some of the main events, people and changes studied.


History – Knowledge and Understanding – Year 4:

They are beginning to give a few reasons for, and results of, the main events and changes.


History – Knowledge and Understanding – Year 5:

They describe some of the main events, people and  changes and are beginning to give a few reasons for, and results of, the main events and changes.


History – Knowledge and Understanding – Year 6:

They show increasing depth of factual knowledge and understanding of aspects of the history of Britain and the wider world.


History – Knowledge and Understanding – Mastery:

They use their factual knowledge and understanding of the history of Britain and the wider world to describe past societies and periods.

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.