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Year 2

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding breakdown

for History

 

Year 2

 

Chronological understanding

 

Knowledge and interpretation

 

Historical enquiry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•   Can they use words and phrases like:

Can they recount the life of someone famous

Can they find out something about the

 

before I was born, when I was younger?

 

from Britain who lived in the past giving

 

past by talking to an older person?

 

•   Can they use phrases and words like:

 

attention to what they did earlier and what

Can they answer questions by using a

 

‘before’, ‘after’, ‘past’, ‘present’, ‘then’

 

they did later?

 

specific source, such as an information

 

Can they explain how their local area was

 

 

and ‘now’; in their historical learning?

 

book?

 

 

different in the past?

 

 

•   Can they use the words ‘past’ and

 

Can they research the life of a famous

 

Can they recount some interesting facts from

 

‘present’ accurately?

 

Briton from the past using different

 

 

an historical event, such as where the ‘Fire of

 

 

•   Can they use a range of appropriate

 

London’ started?

 

resources to help them?

 

words and phrases to describe the past?

Can they give examples of things that are

Can they research about a famous

 

•   Can they sequence a set of events in

 

different in their life from that of their

 

event that happens in Britain and why it

 

chronological order and give reasons for

 

grandparents when they were young?

 

has been happening for some time?

 

their order?

Can they explain why Britain has a special

Can they research the life of someone

 

 

 

history by naming some famous events and

 

who used to live in their area using the

 

 

 

some famous people?

 

 

 

 

 

Internet and other sources to find out

 

 

•   Can they explain what is meant by a

 

 

 

 

about them?

 

 

 

parliament?

 

 

 

Year 2 - Challenging

 

  • Can they sequence a set of objects in chronological order and give reasons for their order?

 

  • Can they sequence events about their own life?

 

  • Can they sequence events about the life of a famous person?

 

  • Can they try to work out how long ago an event happened?
 

 

  • Can they give examples of things that are different in their life from that of a long time ago in a specific period of history such as the Victorian times?
  • Can they explain why someone in the past acted in the way they did?

 

  • Can they explain why their locality (as wide as it needs to be) is associated with a special historical event?

 

  • Can they explain what is meant by a democracy and why it is a good thing?

 

 

 

  • Can they say at least two ways they can find out about the past, for example using books and the internet?

 

  • Can they explain why eye-witness accounts may vary?

 

  • Can they research about a famous event that happens somewhere else in the world and why it has been happening for some time?
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