Stay at home Protect the NHS Save lives
Home Page

Langar Church of England Primary School

Year 6

Breadth of Study


Chronological Understanding

Use timelines to place events, periods and cultural movements from around the world.

Use timelines to demonstrate changes and developments in culture, technology, religion and society.

Use key periods as reference points e.g. BC, AD Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Tudors, Stuarts, Georgians, Victorians and Today.

Describe main changes in a period in history using historical vocabulary such as: social, religious, political, technological and cultural.

Recall the date of any significant event studied from past and place it correctly on a timeline.

Knowledge and understanding of past events, people and changes in the past



Choose reliable sources of factual evidence to describe: houses and settlements; culture and leisure activities; clothes, way of life and actions of people; buildings and their uses; people’s beliefs, religion and attitudes; things of importance to people; differences between lives of rich and poor.

Identify how any of above may have changed during a time period.

Give own reasons why changes may have occurred, backed up with evidence.

Show identified changes on a timeline.

Describe similarities and differences between some people, events and objects studied.

Describe how some changes affect life today.

Make links between some features of past societies.

Historical interpretation


Understand that the past has been represented in different ways.

Suggest accurate and plausible reasons for how/why aspects of the past have been represented and interpreted in different ways.

Know and understand that some evidence is propaganda, opinion or misinformation and that this affects interpretations of history.

Historical Enquiry

Identify and use different sources of information and artefacts.

Evaluate the usefulness and accurateness of different sources of evidence.

Select the most appropriate source of evidence for particular tasks.

Form own opinion about historical events from a range of sources.

Organisation and communication

Present information in an organised and clearly structured way.

Make use of different ways of presenting information.

Present information in the most appropriate way (eg written explanation/tables and charts/labelled diagram).

Make accurate use of specific dates and terms.