History in Key Stage 2

Children 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. Connections, contrasts and trends over time and the appropriate use of historical terms are developed. Children are encouraged to answer and ask questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.

Examples of Topics

Romans, Early Islamic Civilisation, WWII, Ancient Egypt, Mayans, Ancient Greece,

Stone Age to Iron Age, Anglo Saxons and Vikings, Victorians, Local Study


Helping Historians at Home

  • Make your children aware of the history around them. Look at street names, buildings and other features that give clues about the area's history. If there’s a railway track, you know that the Victorians went through the town, for example. Encourage your child to ask questions about what peoples’ lives may have been like in the past in your village/town.


  • Visit relevant museums to immerse your child in the past.


  • Help your child to find out the answers to any questions they ask. Take them to a local history museum, library or historical event.


  • Watch history programmes.


  • Take your child to a re-enactment event.