KS1 - Lyndhurst Road, Landford, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 2AE - KS2 - School Road, Nomansland, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 2BY


The New Forest C of E Primary School and Nursery





At The New Forest School we intend to teach a history curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills. Children will know more, remember more and understand more. They will build an understanding of chronology as well as the enquiry skills needed to apply knowledge to understand questions asked. These skills will be transferable to other subjects and allow them to not only understand their place in Modern Britain but how it came to be this way.




We follow the 2014 National Curriculum and our expectation is that all children are showing progress in line with national expectations. It is the responsibility of each class teacher to monitor and ensure that this progress is made. The subject leader works with each teacher to monitor this progress and to ensure that sufficient challenge is given to each child.



Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

EYFS 1 and 2

Taught in continuous provision

Who am I?



Going back in time…



Year 1

Marvellous Me – how I have changed?

The Great Fire of London


History Makers – NHS superheroes (Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole)



Year 2

The sinking of the Titanic. (local history)

Gunpowder Plot and the impact of today’s democracy

Great Explorers and how they changed the world

 Toys – old and new and how they have changed in recent memory



Year 3

Mary Anning (historical figure)

Indus Valley – what have we learnt from ancient civilisations and how they impact modern Britain


Stone Age



Year 4


The Victorians – Power Divide




The Ancient Greeks – How events from the past shape our today

Year 5

Where does it all begin – Magna Carta  (local history)


The Romans – what was their legacy in modern Britain

Tudors – How did the Tudors become a famous dynasty.



Year 6

Invaders and settlers – Anglo-Saxons

World War II – History in the making (local history)



Islamic Civilisation – How has early Islamic civilisation affected us today






Teachers measure the impact of the curriculum through formative and summative assessment. From this assessment teachers will adapt and change their planning according to the needs of all of the children. Subject leaders will also measure the impact of the curriculum through learning walks, pupil voice and teacher surveys. Individual pupil data, in accordance with objectives within the National Curriculum, is collected and analysed three times a year. This data is recorded on the school’s electronic data base (INSIGHT) to monitor attainment and progress.