We love finding out about the past by reading, researching, writing and dressing up!

Here is what we are finding out about:

 

Early Years

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?

 

Year 1

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.

 

Year 2

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.

 

Year 3

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?

Roman Britain

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.

The Railways

How did they start?

How have railways been used in Britain?

How have trains changed and developed?

Famous trains for eg The Flying Scotsman.

 

Year 4

Anglo Saxons and Scots

Ancient Egypt – How to embalm a Mummy!

What did the Ancient Egyptians eat?

Crime and punishment in Victorian England.

 

Year 5

The Vikings and Anglo Saxons in Britain.

A study of a Non- European civilisation – Maya

The Righteous Royals

 

Year 6

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

http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/history/ks1-2/resources/units/index.shtml

 

Teaching History Ideas

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/history/contents.htm

 

BBC Schools

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/history.shtm

 

School History.Co.UK

http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/primaryindex.html

 

Channel 4 (lots of clips)

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/tags/history

 

The History Site

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk

 

History on the Net

http://www.historyonthenet.com

 

Woodlands Junior School

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/history.html

Spartacus School Net

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Britain.html

 

Natural History Museum

http://www.nhm.ac.uk

 

Primary Resources (lots of timelines/cards you can print/ppts etc)

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/history/history.htm

Black History Month

http://www.black-history-month.co.uk/

History of England

http://www.picturesofengland.com/history/

 

The Nuffield Foundation Primary History Site

http://www.primaryhistory.org/

 

Thinking History Skills – Snaith Primary School

http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/index.htm

 

 

Lots of photos/interactive activities across all topics

http://www.schoolsliaison.org.uk/s

 

 

 

Tudors

Tudor History

http://www.tudorhistory.org/

 

BBC Tudor Site

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/tudors/

 

History on the net – Tudors

http://www.historyonthenet.com/Tudors/tudorsmain.htm

 

School History – Primary Tudors

http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/primarylinks/Tudortimes.html

 

Great British History – Tudors

http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/primarylinks/Tudortimes.html

 

Topmarks – an interactive fun site

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/TudorExploration/NMMFLASH/index.htm

 

 

 

WW2 and life after 1940

 

Excellent BBC site

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/

 

Britain since the 1930’s

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/history/history1.htm

 

Highland Virtual Learning Community

http://www.highlandschools-virtualib.org.uk/primary_curriculum/world_war_two.htm

 

Nettleworth Primary School – Britain at War

http://www.nettlesworth.durham.sch.uk/time/war.html

 

Britain at War and beyond

http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/primarylinks/britainsince1930.html

 

Audio Tracks – Sound Clips

http://www.topicbox.org.uk/History/World%20War%202/

 

Woodlands Junior School

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/Britain.html

 

 

Excellent Evacuees Letters during WW2

http://www.show.me.uk/site/news/teachers/t20th-Century-Britain/STO250.html

 

Great links to other websites covering much of the topic

http://www.oceps.co.uk/ww2.htm

 

 

 

Ancient Egypt

 

Ancient Egypt for Middle Schools – bit wordy but informative

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/egypt/

 

The British Museum’s own website

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/

 

Woodland Junior School – very user friendly and colourful

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/Egypt.html

 

The Hieroglyphic Print Machine – write your name

http://shop.discoveringegypt.com/printmachine2.html

 

Links to other websites

http://www.eyelid.co.uk/

 

Snaith Primary – easy to follow and child friendly

http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/egypt.htm

 

Clickable mummy and lots of original photography (good info on Akhenaton and Tutankhamen)

http://www.akhet.co.uk/

 

Primary Resources – click on Egypt

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/history/history6.htm

 

BBC gallery and site

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/gods_gallery.shtml

http://www.victorians.org.uk/

 

Great Timeline

http://www.schoolsliaison.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

Romans

BBC Schools Site – easy to follow

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/romans/

 

BBC – more adult in style and content

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/

 

Woodland Junior – Colourful and easy to use

http://www.snaithprimary.eril.net/victoria.htm

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/Romans.html

 

Fun interactive site for 7-10 year olds

http://www.brims.co.uk/romans/

 

Good topic resource box for lots of info

http://www.historyonthenet.com/Romans/romansmain.htm

 

Nettleworth Primary – easy to use and follow

http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/nettsch/time/romans.html

 

Victorians

 

Victorian Britain – BBC Schools

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/

 

Woodlands Junior

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/victorians.html

 

Virtual Victorians

http://www.victorians.org.uk/

 

Nettleworth primary Site

http://www.nettlesworth.durham.sch.uk/time/victorian/vindex.htm

 

Great Resources for Projects

http://www.snaithprimary.eril.net/victoria.htm

 

Primary Resources – Victorians

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/history/history2.htm

 

Victorian Cyberhunt (questions to answer – fun and interactive) http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/cyberhunts/vichunt/vichunt.htm

 

Victorian Diary Channel 4

http://www.channel4learning.com/sites/victoriandiary/

 

Children’s Victorian Activities

http://www.schoolsliaison.org.uk/s