Pinehurst Primary School

Experience, Excel and Enjoy

0151 263 1300

Pinehurst Avenue, Liverpool, Merseyside L4 7UF


We view History not only as simple facts and dates but encourage pupils to become detectives who explore the past in an exciting way.  

Below you will find the outline of History for key stage 1 and key stage 2 - this has been taken from the Primary National Curriculum.

History Programme of Study:

Key Stage 1


Pupils should begin to develop an awareness of the past and the ways in which it is similar to and different from the present. They should understand simple subject-specific vocabulary relating to the passing of time and begin to develop an understanding of the key features of a range of different events and historical periods.

Pupils should be taught about:

  • simple vocabulary relating to the passing of time such as ‘before’, ‘after’, ‘past’, ‘present’, ‘then’ and ‘now’
  • the concept of nation and of a nation’s history
  • concepts such as civilisation, monarchy, parliament, democracy, and war and peace that are essential to understanding history
  • the lives of significant individuals in Britain’s past who have contributed to our nation’s achievements – scientists such as Isaac Newton or Michael Faraday, reformers such as Elizabeth Fry or William Wilberforce, medical pioneers such as William Harvey or Florence Nightingale, or creative geniuses such as Isambard Kingdom Brunel or Christina Rossetti
  • key events in the past that are significant nationally and globally, particularly those that coincide with festivals or other events that are commemorated throughout the year
  • significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.


History Programme of Study:

Key Stage 2


Pupils should be taught about the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome. In addition, across Key Stages 2 , pupils should be taught the essential chronology of Britain’s history. This will serve as an essential frame of reference for more in-depth study. Pupils should be made aware that history takes many forms, including cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history.

Pupils should be taught about key dates, events and significant individuals. They should also be given the opportunity to study local history.

  • Early Britons and settlers, including: the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages
  • Celtic culture and patterns of settlement

Roman conquest and rule, including:

  • Caesar, Augustus, and Claudius
  • Britain as part of the Roman Empire
  • the decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire

Anglo-Saxon and Viking settlement, including:

  • the Heptarchy
  • the spread of Christianity
  • key developments in the reigns of Alfred, Athelstan, Cnut and Edward the Confessor


Please find below the medium term plans for each year group and the associated topic. These show what your child will be learning over the course of the topic.


Please click on each link - this will open a document to show each learning step.






Year 2 sig-others.doc

Year 2 toys.doc

Year 3 med-term-planning-ancient-egypt.doc

Year 3 med-term-planning-stone age.doc

Year 4 med-term-planning-Roman Empire.doc

Year 4 med-term-planning-Vikings.doc

Year 5 med-term-planning-summer-battle of Britain.doc


How can you help your child in History?


Explore the rich history that Liverpool offers.

Allow your child to talk to grandparents about their lives

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