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Progression of skills in History


Early Years Foundation Stage

Children can talk about past events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.


Year 1

Children can begin to identify ways in which the past is represented e.g. photographs and stories.


Year 2

Children can identify ways in which the past is represented such as photographs, stories, films, objects and annual celebrations.


Year 3

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


Year 4

Children can begin to show that aspects of the past have been represented and interpreted in different ways.


Year 5

Children can select relevant information from a variety of sources to make their own sensible inferences about the past.


Year 6

Children can use sources of evidence, research and their own knowledge and understanding of history to express their own ideas about the past.