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Year 1

  • Changes within living memory


  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality


  • The lives of significant people 

-develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time

 -know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods

-use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms

-ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events

-understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented

Year 2

  • Events beyond living memory


  • The lives of significant people – comparing lives in different periods



  • Changes within living memory

Year 3

  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain


  • Local History



  • Anglo Saxons and Scots settlements



-continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study

-note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms

-regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance

-construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organization of relevant historical information

 –understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources

Year 4

  • Ancient Greece


  • The Vikings and Anglo-Saxons


  • Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Year 5

  • the achievements of earliest civilisations –Egypt


  • Britain since 1066 - Tudors

Year 6

  • Britain since 1066  – WW2


  • A non-European society which provides contrast with British history