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.
The Soldiers who fought in WW1.
Historical enquiry- Find answers to simple questions about the past from sources of information e.g. artefacts.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.