In Year Two there is a strong focus on chronological understanding of the past and placing events in order. This helps the children understand that History is a continuous story and that each significant event followed another and the consequences of those events.
The project SOS allows the children to explore a significant moment in History and the impact of the Titanic disaster. They investigate the sequence of events that led up to the sinking of the Titanic and use reasoning skills to identify the main causes of the disaster. They weigh up the evidence and come to a conclusion, presenting their ideas to their peers.
The children in Year 2 have the ability to use a range of enquiry and research skills, which they can use to extend their knowledge of people, places and events in the past, paying particular attention to the chronology and causal links between events