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Year 5

By the end of Year 5, most children should:


  • show their developing understanding of chronology by using dates precisely;


  • have a secure knowledge and understanding of the chronology of the British, local and world history studied;


  • pick out connections, contrasts and trends over time within periods studied;


  • devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity, difference and significance; and


  • be given the opportunity to learn about a local history study (specifically an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality) and a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history. For the former, the children will learn about the Tudors with a visit to Hampton Court to enrich this learning. For the latter, Year 5 will focus on an early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c AD900 which will link with their topic of Islam in Religious Education.