History Content Year 2
The content of the curriculum will enable the following outcomes.
By the end of year 2 most children should
- Explore events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.
- Begin to recognise the different ways in which the past is represented.
- Build up knowledge of the past using photographs, books and artefacts.
- Use historical questioning to find out about the past.
- Show their developing understanding of chronology by beginning to realise that the past can be divided into different time periods.
- Recognise some of the similarities and differences between these periods and use historical dates and terms.
- Recount some aspects of the past beyond living memory and some facts about the main events and people that they have learnt about, eg- the great fire of London.
- Understand historical events, people and places in their own locality.
- Understand the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements, eg- Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale, Gunpowder plot, World War 1.
By the end of the key stage some children could
- Place events and people into chronological periods of time.