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Historical Enquiry

 

The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:

 

understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.

 

Year 1 

We Remember

The Soldiers who fought in WW1.

Historical enquiry- Find answers to simple questions about the past from sources of information e.g. artefacts.

            

 

 

Year 2 

 We Remember

Thomas Woodcock- WW1 Victoria Cross local history hero

Historical enquiry- Use a source – observe or handle sources to answer questions about the past on the basis of simple observations.

       

 

   

 

 

Year 3

We Remember

The children in WW2

Historical enquiry- Use a range of sources to find out about a period

· Observe small details – artefacts, pictures

· Select and record information relevant to the study

· Begin to use the library and internet for research

 

   

 

    

 

Year 4

We Remember

The jobs women did during the war

Historical enquiry- Children will use evidence to build up a picture of a past event

choose relevant material to present a picture of one aspect of life in time past

ask a variety of questions and use the library and internet for research.

    

 

  

Year 5

We Remember

The Battle of Britain and The Blitz

Historical enquiry- Children will begin to identify primary and secondary sources

use evidence to build up a picture of a past event and select relevant sections of information 

They will use the library and internet for research with increasing confidence.

         

Year 6

We Remember

The First World War and the changes is brought

Historical enquiry- Children will recognise primary and secondary sources

use a range of sources to find out about an aspect of time past (WW1)

suggest omissions and the means of finding out and bring knowledge gathered from several sources together in a fluent account.

    

 

   

 

 

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