We love finding out about the past by reading, researching, writing and dressing up!
Here is what we are finding out about:
We like finding out about our lives since we were born. How have we changed? What did we used to do when we were babies? Who was our first teacher?
The Gun Powder plot.- Who was Guy Fawkes and what did he try to do?
Toys from the past- What do we play with now and what did our parents and Grandparents play with?
Kings and Queens, now and then. Queen Elizabeth 1 to Queen Elizabeth 2nd.
The Great Fire of London-How did it start and why did it spread so fast? What god thing came from the fire?
Nurturing Nurses including Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. What did these amazing ladies do?
Great Explorers – On land, sea, in the air and in space.
Stone Age to Bronze Age.
How did Stone Age people hunt? How did they live? What did they eat? Where did they live? What is Stonehenge and what could it have been used for? Why did people begin to use Bronze and where did it come from?
When did the Roman’s invade Britain?
What did they do when they invaded?
How did the Celts feel?
Identify Roman Roads that are still used today.
How did they start?
How have railways been used in Britain?
How have trains changed and developed?
Famous trains for eg The Flying Scotsman.
Anglo Saxons and Scots
Ancient Egypt – How to embalm a Mummy!
What did the Ancient Egyptians eat?
Crime and punishment in Victorian England.
The Vikings and Anglo Saxons in Britain.
A study of a Non- European civilisation – Maya
The Righteous Royals
Ancient Greece – Who was Medusa? Greek Myths and Gods and Goddesses.
World War 2-Nazi Germany and Anne Frank.
Leisure and entertainment, now and then.
List of Useful Websites for teaching of History at Key Stage 2 – general resources
Hertfordshire Grid for Learning
Teaching History Ideas
Channel 4 (lots of clips)
The History Site
History on the Net
Woodlands Junior School
Spartacus School Net
Natural History Museum
Primary Resources (lots of timelines/cards you can print/ppts etc)
Black History Month
History of England
The Nuffield Foundation Primary History Site
Thinking History Skills – Snaith Primary School
Lots of photos/interactive activities across all topics
BBC Tudor Site
History on the net – Tudors
School History – Primary Tudors
Great British History – Tudors
Topmarks – an interactive fun site
WW2 and life after 1940
Excellent BBC site
Britain since the 1930’s
Highland Virtual Learning Community
Nettleworth Primary School – Britain at War
Britain at War and beyond
Audio Tracks – Sound Clips
Woodlands Junior School
Excellent Evacuees Letters during WW2
Great links to other websites covering much of the topic
Ancient Egypt for Middle Schools – bit wordy but informative
The British Museum’s own website
Woodland Junior School – very user friendly and colourful
The Hieroglyphic Print Machine – write your name
Links to other websites
Snaith Primary – easy to follow and child friendly
Clickable mummy and lots of original photography (good info on Akhenaton and Tutankhamen)
Primary Resources – click on Egypt
BBC gallery and site
BBC Schools Site – easy to follow
BBC – more adult in style and content
Woodland Junior – Colourful and easy to use
Fun interactive site for 7-10 year olds
Good topic resource box for lots of info
Nettleworth Primary – easy to use and follow
Victorian Britain – BBC Schools
Nettleworth primary Site
Great Resources for Projects
Primary Resources – Victorians
Victorian Cyberhunt (questions to answer – fun and interactive) http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/cyberhunts/vichunt/vichunt.htm
Victorian Diary Channel 4
Children’s Victorian Activities