What we study in History by Year Group



Families and celebrations

The past and present in living memory

Year 1

Changes beyond living memory

Florence Nightingale

Comparing Victorian toys of the past with the present

Year 2

Rosa Parkes and Nelson Mandela

The Great Fire of London

Explorers- Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong

Year 3

Transport- Isambard Kingdom Brunel and George Stephenson

Guy Fawkes

The Georgians

The Stone Age

Year 4

The Romans

Ancient Egypt

Year 5

Ancient Greece

Anglo Saxons


Space Exploration

Year 6

The Mayan Civilisation

The Victorians

World War 2 (The Blitz)



History Websites:

BBC History Bitesize This website covers all periods of British and World History for Primary Schools and includes videos and ideas for activities.



History timelines and lots of facts for KS1 and 2



Information about Rosa Parkes, Nelson Mandela, Florence Nightingale, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong for KS1 https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/home-key-stage-1-subjects/history/history-significant-individuals

Relevant for Year 2 https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/home-key-stage-1-subjects/history/the-great-fire-of-london


Information and Activities for World and British History for Year 3-6 (KS2) https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/keystage2-ks2/ks2-subjects/ks2-history





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