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The programme of study for History in Key Stage Two.


The children in Key Stage Two are taught to be inspired by History and develop a genuine interest and enjoyment in learning about past and how that links and informs their lives today. We want children to develop a chronological secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history. While learning about these events the children need to be able note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the relevant use of historical terms to explain them.

Below is an outline of the chronological History curriculum that our children will experience as a Saltergate student. 


Year Group

History Topics

Year 3

  • Stone Age - Changes in Britain from the Stoone AGe to the Iron Age(87,000BC- 20,000 BC)
  • Ancient Egypt- Achievements of earliest civilisations (3000BC-64AD)

Year 4

  • Ancient Greece- Study of Greek life and their achievements for the Western World (800BC-600AD)
  • Roman Empire and it's impact on Britain (750BC-476AD)

Year 5

  • Britain's settlement by the Anglo Saxons and Scots (410-1066AD)
  • The Viking and Anglo- Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor (790- 1066 AD)
  • Local History Study- Harrogate Water
  • Non-European Study- Mayan Civilisation (250BC-1697 AD)

Year 6

  • Tudors and the power of their monarchs (1485-1603)
  • Battle of Britain- Significant turning point in History (1939-45)
Take a look at our History policy that outlines what we provide with History at our school. 

Our curriculum day on Black History Day

Our curriculum day on Remembrance Sunday

A very special trip to the library with Year 4 alongside an incredible history themed walking tour by Harry Akola, a local walking tour guide