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Year 1

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding breakdown

for History

 

Year 1

 

Chronological understanding

 

Knowledge and interpretation

Historical enquiry

 

 

 

 

•   Can they put up to three objects in

Do they appreciate that some famous

•   Can they ask and answer questions

chronological order (recent history)?

 

people have helped our lives be better

about old and new objects?

•   Can they use words and phrases like:

 

today?

•   Can they spot old and new things in a

old, new and a long time ago?

Do they recognise that we celebrate

picture?

•   Can they tell me about things that

 

certain events, such as bonfire night,

•   Can they answer questions using a

happened when they were little?

 

because of what happened many

artefact/ photograph provided?

•   Can they recognise that a story that is

 

years ago?

•   Can they give a plausible explanation

read to them may have happened a

Do they understand that we have a

about what an object was used for in

long time ago?

 

queen who rules us and that Britain has

the past?

•   Do they know that some objects

 

had a king or queen for many years?

 

belonged to the past?

Can they begin to identify the main

 

•   Can they retell a familiar story set in the

 

differences between old and new

 

past?

 

objects?

 

•   Can they explain how they have

Can they identify objects from the past,

 

changed since they were born?

 

such as vinyl records?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 (Challenging)

 

 

 

 

 

•   Can they put up to five objects/events

Can they explain why certain objects

•   Can they answer questions using a

in chronological order (recent history)?

 

were different in the past, e.g. iron,

range of artefacts/ photographs

•   Can they use words and phrases like:

 

music systems, televisions?

provided?

very old, when mummy and daddy

Can they tell us about an important

•   Can they find out more about a famous

were little?

 

historical event that happened in the

person from the past and carry out

•   Can they use the words before and

 

past?

some research on him or her?

after correctly?

Can they explain differences between

 

•   Can they say why they think a story was

 

past and present in their life and that of

 

set in the past?

 

other children from a different time in

 

 

 

history?

 

 

Do they know who will succeed the

 

 

 

queen and how the succession works?

 

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