- Talk briefly about past events at home e.g. ‘yesterday’

- They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events.

- Talk about brief differences in the past. For example, they can find out about the childhood of their grandparents



- Beginning to have an awareness of time and understand that time passes in years.

- Place events onto a timeline.

- Starting to put events and people in order relating to time.

- Beginning to have an awareness of past and future

- Understand the difference between events that happened in the distant past e.g. The Great Fire of London and events that happened in the recent past e.g. A family party at the weekend.



- Understand that a timeline can be divided into BC and AD.

- Use a timeline to place historical events in chronological order using dates.

- Describe eras and order significant events from the period studied.

- Place certain eras on a timeline showing understanding of BC and AD.

- Identifying the main changes within the period of History.

- Chronological understanding is focused within the period studied.

- Ordering events within and across periods.



- Identify and describe change and continuity within and across historical periods.

- Begin to understand how some historical events occurred concurrently in different locations i.e. Ancient Egypt and Prehistoric Britain.

- Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts: understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between shot and long term time scales