We have embedded the new National Curriculum requirements for History in our Curriculum Maps, ensuring the Programmes of Study set out by the new Curriculum are covered in the recommended Key Stage. Look at the Curriculum Map for your child’s class to see when in the year the topics will be taught.

Please look at the following link to find details of the topics that will be covered.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum

(from page 188)

Year group Topics
Year 1
  • Changes within living memory – TOYS, CLOTHES
  • Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally – FIRST AEROPLANE FLIGHT, FIRST BALLOON RIDE
  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements – CAPTAIN SCOTT
  • Significant historical events, people and places in their locality – WILLIAM MORRIS
Year 2
  • Changes within living memory – DIFFERENT STYLES OF HOMES AND APPLIANCES
  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements – NEIL  ARMSTRONG, NELSON MANDELA
  • Compare aspects of life in different periods – CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND NEIL ARMSTRONG
Year 3
  • Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
  • A local history study  – The School and Roehampton in the Victorian period dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant to the locality
Year 4
  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
  • The achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of Ancient Sumer
Year 5
  • Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots
  • The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor
  • Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world
Year 6
  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 – Turning points in WW2, announcement of war, Battle of Britain, D. Day landings etc
  • A non-European society that provides contrast with British history – Benin (West Africa) c AD900-1300