Water Leys

Primary School


It is our aim for the children not to just study history but to work as 'historians' demonstrating a variety of enquiry skills that will allow them to progress and develop within the subject.

 Water Leys' History Overview: Year 1 - Year 6



Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 1


How do our favourite toys and games compare with those of the children in the 1960s?

Who is the greatest history maker?

Why is the history of my locality so important?

Year 2

Who is the greatest history maker?

Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole 


Who is the greatest history maker?

Guy Fawkes

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

The history of the seaside.

Year 3

Who are the Ancient Egyptians?

How did the arrival of the Romans change Britain?

What is the secret of the standing stones?


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

Year 4

Who were the Anglo Saxons and how do we know what was important to them?



How did the Tudors change Britain?


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

Year 5

What impact did the war have at home?


Who was to blame for the sinking of the Titanic?

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


Year 6

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

Why was the Holocaust such a significant event?

Why did Britain once rule the largest empire the world has ever seen?