History - Year 3

Y3 / Lower KS 2 Topics - Click on quick links below.

The subject of History is considered a foundation subject. This means that parents and teachers are given four years to cover it as they see fit. The core subjects: Maths, Science and to a lesser extent English, are given individual guidance for each year. Below you will find all of our topics covering History within our Year 3 activities.

All of our year groups cover the complete curriculum with the exception of Maths, English, Computing and Language. Currently, Maths and English are being developed through new activities as well as integrated into existing ones.

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Our Year 3 activities are launching throughout 2022 /2023. The table below will then populate accordingly.


National Curriculum Standard Hands-On Education Activity
Hi2/1.1 Pre-Roman Britain
Pupils should be taught about changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
Hi2/1.2 Roman Britain
Pupils should be taught about the Roman empire and its impact on Britain

Hi2/1.3 Anglo-Saxons & Scots
Pupils should be taught about Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

Hi2/1.4 Anglo-Saxons & Vikings
Pupils should be taught about the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor

Hi2/2.1 Local History
Pupils should be taught about an aspect of local history

Hi2/2.2 Extended chronological study
Pupils should be taught a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
Hi2/2.3 Ancient Civilizations
Pupils should be taught about the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following:
  1. Ancient Sumer
  2. The Indus Valley
  3. Ancient Egypt or
  4. The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China

Hi2/2.4 Ancient Greece
Pupils should be taught a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world

Hi2/2.5 Non-European Study
Pupils should be taught about a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history - one study chosen from:
  1. early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900
  2. Mayan civilization c. AD 900 or
  3. Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300

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