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Key Stage One

HISTORY TOOLKIT

 

To investigate and interpret the past

 

 

To build an overview of world history

 

To understand chronology

H1. Observe or handle evidence to ask questions and find answers to questions about the past.

H5.Describe historical events.

 

H8. Place events and artefacts in order on a time line. 

 

H2. Ask questions such as: What was it like for people? What happened? How long ago? 

H6.Describe significant people from the past. 

 

H9. Label time lines with words or phrases such as: past, present, older and newer. 

H3. Use artefacts, pictures, stories, online sources and databases to find out about the past.

H7.Recognise that there are reasons why people in the past acted as they did. 

H10.Recount changes that have occurred in their own lives. 

 

H11. Use dates where appropriate. 

 

H4. Identify some of the different ways the past has been represented. 

 

 

To communicate historically

 

H12. Use words and phrases such as: a long time ago, recently, when my parents/carers were children, years, decades and centuries to describe the passing of time. 

 

H13. Show an understanding of the concept of nation and nation’s history. 

 

H14. Show an understanding of concepts such as civilisation, monarchy, parliament, democracy, and war and peace. 

 

Lower Key Stage Two

HISTORY TOOLKIT

 

To investigate and interpret the past

 

To build an overview of world history

 

To understand chronology

 

H15. Use evidence to ask questions and find answers to questions about the past. 

H20.Describe changes that have happened in the locality of the school throughout history. 

 

H25. Place events, artefacts and historical figures on a time line using dates. 

 

H16. Suggest suitable sources of evidence for historical enquiries. 

H21. Give a broad overview of life in Britain. 

 

H26.Understand the concept of change over time, representing this, along with evidence, on a time line. 

 

H17. Use more than one source of evidence for historical enquiry in order to gain a more accurate understanding of history. 

H22. Compare some of the times studied with those of other areas of interest around the world. 

 

H27. Use dates and terms to describe events. 

 

 

To communicate historically

 

H18. Describe different accounts of a historical event, explaining some of the reasons why the accounts may differ. 

H23.Describe the social, ethnic, cultural or religious diversity of past society. 

H28. Use appropriate historical vocabulary to communicate, including: dates, time period, era, change, chronology. 

H19. Suggest causes and consequences of some of the main events and changes in history.

H24.Describe the characteristic features of the past, including ideas, beliefs, attitudes and experiences of men, women and children.

H29. Use literacy, numeracy and computing skills to a good standard in order to communicate information about the past.

Upper Key Stage Two

HISTORY TOOLKIT

 

To investigate and interpret the past

 

 

To build an overview of world history

 

To understand chronology

H30. Use sources of evidence to deduce information about the past.

H37. Identify continuity and change in the history of the locality of the school.

H42. Describe the main changes in a period of history (using terms such as: social, religious, political, technological and cultural).

H31. Select suitable sources of evidence, giving reasons for choices.

H38. Give a broad overview of life in Britain and some major events from the rest of the world.

H43. Identify periods of rapid change in history and contrast them with times of relatively little change.

H32. Use sources of information to form testable hypotheses about the past.

H39. Compare some of the times studied with those of the other areas of interest around the world.

H44. Understand the concepts of continuity and change over time, representing them, along with evidence, on a time line.

H45. Use dates and terms accurately in describing events.

H33. Seek out and analyse a wide range of evidence in order to justify claims about the past.

H40. Describe the social, ethnic, cultural or religious diversity of past society.

 

To communicate historically

H34. Show an awareness of the concept of propaganda and how historians must understand the social context of evidence studied.

H41. Describe the characteristic features of the past, including ideas, beliefs, attitudes and experiences of men, women and children.

H46. Use appropriate historical vocabulary to communicate, including: dates, time, period, era, chronology, continuity, change, century, decade and legacy.

H35. Understand that no single source of evidence gives the full answer to questions about the past.

H47. Use literacy, numeracy and computing skill to an exceptional standard to communicate information about the past.

H36. Refine lines of enquiry as appropriate.

H48. Use original ways to present information and ideas.

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