We follow the recommended history programme of study from the Department of Education.

Click here for a link to the full programme.

Reading across the curriculum – History

Please click on the link to see a selection of books with a historical focus.

Websites with a historical focus

Listed below are our favourite History websites:


Information on London, past and present  

BBC Tudor Street

Channel 4 History Essentials – Explorers

Tudor Times

Tudor Artefacts

Tudor History

Schools history – Tudors

The Mary Rose

Tudor Exploration game

National Railway Museum (in York)

Site packed with information on the history of Trains.
Lots of historic info under the heading of “Railway Stories”. Try the games on “Steam our Scotsman” 

 National Museum of Flight

Lots of photos of the contents of the hangars. Also details of early aeroplanes including a game with a zeppelin. 

Romans – Interactive

This well designed site includes activities, maps, a quiz and general information on the Romans. 

Roman Empire – timeline 
Channel 4s excellent website, which contains detailed accounts of life in Roman Times.
Aimed at older children, there is a wealth of information for children to read. 

BBC The Romans in Britain

Excellent site full of information and games

 Who were the Romans?

  Romans and Celts

  Boudicca’s Revolt

  Roman Artefacts

 Egyptian Life

A superb site for children studying Ancient Egypt. Find out about 10 themes of Egyptian life including pyramids, pharaohs and mummification.

You Wouldn’t Want To Be An Egyptian Mummy!

This site has pictures and information on the steps involved in making an Egyptian mummy.
Excellent graphics, but the story is not for faint-hearted children.

 The Vikings at Elloughton

An easy to use site with facts and stories about life in Viking times.

 Jorvik Viking Centre
The official site of Jorvik Viking Centre 

The Vikings – BBC 
There is a lot of information here and fun activities for children to explore. 

 Viking Name Generator 
Find out your Viking name!
More a distraction than a vitally important website, but this site is well worth a quick visit.

Imperial War Museum

This site introduces prominent figures, including Hitler, Churchill and Chamberlain.
Major events are covered with simple text and many photographic images.