During Key Stage 1 pupils learn about people's lives and lifestyles. They listen and respond to stories and use sources of information to help them ask and answer questions. They learn how the past is different from the present.
Key Stage 2 pupils learn about significant people, events and places from both the recent and more distant past. They use different sources of information to help them investigate the past both in depth and in overview, using dates and historical vocabulary to describe events, people and developments. They also learn that the past can be represented and interpreted in different ways.