HISTORY KS 2 - Dorchester Abbey

History: Key Stage 2
Sample activity
Change events, people and
changes into correct periods of
Use dates and vocabulary relating
to the passing of time, including
ancient, modern, BC, AD, century,
Fit main events of Abbey and/or
village history onto a timeline
As above
Characteristic features of the
period including ideas, beliefs,
attitudes and experiences of men,
women and children
To identify and describe reasons
for and results of historical events,
situations and changes in the
periods studied
To describe and make links
between main events, situations
and changes within and across
different periods
E.g., the importance of water to Celts:
pagan and Christian Roman Britain;
pilgrimage in Middle Ages; Dissolution;
Puritan influence
The effect of the dissolution of the
monastic house
Study continuous occupation of
Recognise the past is represented
and interpreted in different ways
and give reasons for this
Discuss sources of information used to
discover history of village and Abbey
Find out about the events, people
and changes from an appropriate
range of sources of information
e.g., artefacts, historic buildings,
museums and sites
Ask and answer questions and
select and record information to
focus of enquiry
Use Cloister Gallery display of carved
stones; Museum, Abbey building and
houses; site of hill fort and oppidum
Numerous opportunities
Recall, select and organise
historical information
Use dates and historical
vocabulary to describe periods
Communicate knowledge and
understanding of history in a
variety of ways
Prepare a presentation or inform
others about experiences
Interview a historical character
Knowledge and
understanding of
events, people
and changes in
the past
Historical enquiry
Organisation and
Use a time line; draw pictures; record,
write or speak presentation