- Identify similarities and differences.

- Know that information can be retrieved from books, the internet and people.

- Begin to ask and answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions in response to stories or events



- Compare small details from a range of artefacts, photographs and facts.

- Sort artefacts, photographs and facts using the terminology “then” “now” ‘new’ and ‘old’

- Use a range of sources to find out about a period to describe differences between then and now.

- Be aware of other peoples’ (and key individuals) opinions and values.

- Ask questions about how they are similar or different to each other.

- Express thoughts and feelings about different people and events in the past.

- Using stories to encourage children to distinguish between fact and fiction.



- Recognise the difference between primary and secondary sources.

- Understand that there is often not a single answer to historical questions.

- Explore alternative points of view in history and compare different versions of the same story.

- Begin to suggest sources to answer questions.

- Use guided eLearning and begin to research independently.



- Use a range of primary and secondary sources to build up a picture of the past and evaluate their usefulness.

- Understand that some sources of evidence are more reliable than others.

- Check the reliability of different sources of evidence by cross referencing.

- Understand different ways the past has been represented and why there are different versions of the past.

- Understand the limitations of eLearning.

- Suggest and use relevant sources to select appropriate evidence to answer questions.