History Long Term Plan

Year Group Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Nursery Understanding the World Around Them: Families and key festivals: bonfire night, Diwali and Christmas

 

Understanding the World Around Them: Families and key festivals
Reception Understanding the World Around Them: Families and key festivals Understanding the World Around Them: Dinosaurs

 

Local history study: Children finding out about jobs, games and entertainment

 

Year 1 King Harold and the Battle of Hastings

 

Homes and local communities

Local history study: examining local housing and who lived here

 

Space and Neil Armstrong

 

What does it take to become a great explorer? Captain Cook, Amy Johnson, Ranulph Fiennes

 

 

Year 2 The Great Fire of London:

How do we know so much about what happened in the Great Fire of London?

How have the roles of women have changed in history? Who is the greatest history maker?

 

The Titanic: Why did Delila buy a new hat?

 

Local history study: Examine the importance of the forest to people in the past and present.

 

Year 3 Stone Age through to the Iron Age

How did the lives of ancient Britons change during the Stone Age?

What is the secret of the standing stones?

(Bronze Age Britain)

How do artefacts help us understand the lives of people in Iron Age Briton?

Romans: How did the arrival of the Romans change Britain? Anglo-Saxons: Who were the Anglo Saxons and how do we know what was important to them?

 

Local history study: Is Waltham Abbey  King Harold’s final resting place?

Year 4 Vikings from 793AD to 1066AD:

What did the Vikings want in Britain and how did Alfred help to stop them getting it?

 

Maya Civilisation:

Why did the ancient Maya change their way of life?

Shang Dynasty.

Local history study: Why and how has the use of Copped Hall changed?

 

Year 5 Ancient Egypt:

What happened to the boy behind the golden mask?

North America:

The History of Space Travel – The Space Race

What are the key event in America history that led to President Obama being elected?

Victorian Britain including a local history study on the impact of the Industrial Revolution (William Morris, Dr Barnardo and Thomas Leverton)

 

Year 6 World War:

Why was winning the Battle of Britain in 1940 so important?

Douglas Bader – squadron leader in North Weald

Examine children’s family history and links with the war.

 

Ancient Greece:

The story of The Trojan Horse: historical fact, legend or classical myth?

Local history study:

Dick Turpin – Villain or Foe?