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Year 2

Objectives covered in Year 2:


Chronological Understanding

I can show an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.

I can describe where the people and events studied fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.

I can describe memories of key events in his/her life using historical vocabulary. (Band 3)


Historical Enquiry

I can describe changes within living memory and aspects of change in national life.

I can describe events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally e.g. the Great Fire of London, the first aeroplane flight or events commemorated through festivals or anniversaries.

I can describe significant historical events, people and places in his/her own locality.


Organisation and Communication

I can use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms.

I can speak about how he/she has found out about the past.

I can record what he/she has learned by drawing and writing.


Understanding of Events, People and Changes

I can discuss the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements and use some to compare aspects of life in different periods e.g. Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and LS Lowry, Rosa Parks and Emily Davison, Mary Seacole and/or Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell.