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History in the foundation stage is taught as an integral part of the topic work covered during the year. It links directly with core curriculum subjects and follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework - the Understanding the World Strand. Historical events and storytelling opens a child’s mind up to what they can learn about events, people and places in the past.

Year 1 and 2
Pupils should be taught about:

  • changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life
  • events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally
  • the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods
  • significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.


Year 3 - 6
Pupils should be taught about:

  • changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
  • the Roman empire and its impact on Britain
  • 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
  • an aspect of local history
  • a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • the achievements of the earliest civilizations
  • a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world
  • a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history


For more information please contact the subject co-ordinator, Miss Screech, alternatively please look at your child's class page.