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Key Stage Two

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
  • A local history study
  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • The achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following: Ancient Sumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China
  • Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world
  •  A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history – one study chosen from: early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900; Mayan civilization c. AD 900; Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300.


Useful Websites


BBC Bitesize for year 3 and 4


BBC Bitesize for Year 5 and 6


Five Brilliant History Resources for Homeschooling.


Make a Covid-19 Time Capsule


English Heritage: Explore the past on with crafts and history-themed videos and ideas for things to make and do, whether it’s learning making your own Roman mosaic, finding out about medieval heraldry, sculpting a clay dragon or forging a cardboard sword and shield to defend your castle (or home) with.


Free History lesson series hosted by CBBC presenter Ben Shires.