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Subject Leader: Mrs Puddephatt

At Panshanger Primary School we follow the National Curriculum Programmes of study for History

 In Key Stage 1 children should:

  • 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
  • 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

In Key Stage 2 children should:

  • continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history
  • note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms
  • answer and devise questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance
  • understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources

Overview of learning themes for KS1 and KS2


Toys & games

Seaside holidays

The Great Fire of London

Ebenezer Howard and Welwyn Garden City

Samuel Pepys, Florence

Nightingale, Mary Seacole, Neil Armstrong, 

Christopher Columbus


Year 3

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

The Roman Invasion

Romans in our area


Year 4

The Anglo-Saxons & Scots

Ancient Egypt

Victorian Children




Year 5

The Vikings

Crime & Punishment Through the Ages

A non-European society – Mayans or Benin



Year 6

World War Two

Ancient Greece




More information can be found in the class pages and the termly curriculum overviews

 History Policy