A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Year 1
Changes within living memory Significant historical events, people and places

Identify similarities and differences between ways of life in 2 different periods in the local area

Year 2
Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally

Explore the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements to compare aspects of life in different periods

Year 3
Ancient Egypt

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Year 3 A Egyptian Year 3 A Egyptian day






Year 4
The Roman Empire & the impact on Britain

Anglo Saxons

Year 4 Roman Day Year 4 Roman Day 2






Year 5
The Vikings

Ancient Greece

DSCF7678Year 5 Greek Day






Year 6
World War 2

The Mayan Civilisation

World War 2 Day Pic 2

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List of Useful Websites 

General resources

Hertfordshire Grid for Learning


Teaching History Ideas


School History.Co.UK


Channel 4 (lots of clips)


The History Site


History on the Net


Woodlands Junior School



Natural History Museum


Primary Resources (lots of timelines/cards you can print/ppts etc)


History of England


Thinking History Skills – Snaith Primary School



Lots of photos/interactive activities across all topics





Tudor History


BBC Tudor Site


History on the net – Tudors


School History – Primary Tudors


Great British History – Tudors


Topmarks – an interactive fun site




                                     WW2 and life after 1940


Excellent BBC site


Britain since the 1930’s


Highland Virtual Learning Community


Nettleworth Primary School – Britain at War


Britain at War and beyond


Audio Tracks – Sound Clips


Woodlands Junior School



Excellent Evacuees Letters during WW2


Great links to other websites covering much of the topic




                      Ancient Egypt


Ancient Egypt for Middle Schools – bit wordy but informative


The British Museum’s own website


Woodland Junior School – very user friendly and colourful


The Hieroglyphic Print Machine – write your name


Links to other websites


Snaith Primary – easy to follow and child friendly


Clickable mummy and lots of original photography (good info on Akhenaton and Tutankhamen)


Primary Resources – click on Egypt


BBC gallery and site


Great Timeline






BBC Schools Site – easy to follow


BBC – more adult in style and content


Woodland Junior – Colourful and easy to use


Fun interactive site for 7-10 year olds


Good topic resource box for lots of info


Nettleworth Primary – easy to use and follow




Victorian Britain – BBC Schools


Woodlands Junior


Virtual Victorians


Nettleworth primary Site


Great Resources for Projects


Primary Resources – Victorians


Victorian Cyberhunt (questions to answer – fun and interactive)


Victorian Diary Channel 4


Children’s Victorian Activities