By the end of EYFS, pupils will be able to:

• talk about the lives of the people around them and their roles in society

• know some similarities and differences between things in the past and now, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class

• understand the past through settings, characters and events encountered in books read in class and storytelling

By the end of Key Stage 1, pupils will be able to:

• develop an awareness of the past and know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework

• make comparisons by identifying similarities and differences between life in different historical periods

• show an understanding of how we know about the past

• describe changes in living memory using historical vocabulary

• Recall some significant people from history and events beyond living memory

By the end of Key Stage 2, pupils will be able to:

• develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, noting connections, contrasts and trends over time

• use the appropriate historical vocabulary to describe change, cause, similarity and difference when discussing significant historical periods, events or people

• understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources

• select, organise and use relevant historical information to communicate their understanding of history in a variety of ways