Now that children are familiar with the enquiry process, independent enquiry becomes key in Upper Key Stage Two. In the two examples, children have chosen their own sources of evidence to explore based upon their own interests within the general theme given by the teacher. Children then conduct their own research, making judgements on what to select as reliable. They have a confident understanding of observation, clues, evidence, questions and research and so can undertake this process mostly independently.
From the Year Six example on the final page, you can see how children are now able to confidently articulate the process and structure of their own historical enquiries and reach their own conclusions with little guidance.
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