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History KS2

Here are some pages based on the requirements of the new curriculum from September 2016. Many more will be found through the Worksheet Finder.

 Try a topic on Stuarts, William Caxton, canals or Roman myths and legends. Discover activities and a quiz about the Vikings, Alfred the Great or the Stuarts. Read the topics on Anglo Saxons, Anglo-Saxon Christianity and Architecture. 

History programmes of study KS1 and 2
The Beaker People
Hill forts
Caesar's invasions
Topic on the Stuarts
Stuarts quiz
Topic on William Caxton
The Stone Age
Avebury
The Reformation in England
Topic on Roman myths and legends
Viking activities
Elizabeth I as portrayed
Watling Street
Vikings quiz
Troy
Anglo-Saxon activities
Hadrian's Wall
The Amesbury Archer
Boudica
Roman baths, Bath
The Antonine Wall
Beowulf
Topic on canals
Topic on Canterbury
Anglo-Saxon Christianity
Anglo-Saxon architecture
Anglo-Saxon dress
Topic on Anglo-SAxons
Lindisfarne
Alfred the Great
History topic on crime and punishment
Robert Peel
Victorian railways
The Battle of Britain
Charles Darwin
       

 These pages cover the entire pre-2014 syllabus for Key Stage 2 history, arranged in the order the subjects were taught. They include teaching suggestions, outlines of the topics and activities. The topics will still be covered but maybe in a different sequence.

Unit 5 How do we know about the Great Fire of London?
The fire stared in Thomas Farriner's house in Pudding Lane.  300 houses were destroyed. Samuel Pepys kept a diary of all the events.

Stuart monarchs
Great Fire of London
The story of the Fire of London
Pepys

Unit 6A Why have people invaded and settled in Britain in the past? A Roman case study. Julius Caesar triumphs in southern Britain but does not conquer.

Religion and gods in Ancient Rome
Roman army
Roman homes
Invasion timeline
Roman topic
Roman Britain
The Romans
Roman activity

Unit 6B Why have people invaded and settled in Britain in the past? An Anglo-Saxon case study.
The Anglo Saxons settled in Britain in return for protecting the Britons from raids and pirates. People from the North called Picts raided Btitain and the South coast was attacked by Saxon pirates.

Topic on the Vikings
The Anglo Saxons
The Vikings
Anglo Saxons in Britain

Unit 7 Why did Henry VIII marry six times?
Henry VIII was married to Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr.  

An interactive site to learn about the Tudors
Henry VIII and his wives
Tudor kings and queens
Henry VIII

Unit 8 What were the differences between the lives of rich and poor people in Tudor times?
Poor people's homes were small ,  with simple furniture, little food, animals often in the house. Rich people had lavish houses, excellent rich food, servants and carriages to travel around in.

Poor in Tudor times
Tudor times
Tudor topic
Tudor Britain

Unit 9 What was it like for children in the Second World War?
During the War many fathers enlisted but some dads worked while mum looked after the home. Many young people left school at 14 or 15, and started work.

Life during World War 2
London at war-children
The Home Front
World War II worksheets and activities

Unit 10 What can we find out about Ancient Egypt from what has survived?
The ancient Egyptians believed in many Gods and Goddesses who watched over different aspects of life of that time.

Egyptian crossword
Ancient Egypt gods
Ancient Egypt topic
Egyptian colouring

Unit 11 What was it like for children living in Victorian Britain?
Many poor children worked and still lived in poverty. Some children worked long hours in factories.

Victorian homes
Children in Victorian Britain
Victorian children
Museum display of Victorian children

Unit 12 How did life change in our locality in Victorian times?
Life improved in the Victorian times.  Victorians came up with the idea that all children should go to school.

 

Victorian Britain

 

Victorian schools
Victorian children
Victorians quiz

Unit 13 How has life in Britain changed since 1948?
Life has improved greatly in Britain since 1948. Food is no longer rationed , housing has improved and all children attend school and enjoy sports.

Living memories
Life since 1948
Changes in technology and transport
How life has changed since 1948

Unit 14 Who were the Ancient Greeks?
The Ancient Greeks believed in many gods who looked after many aspects of life in Greece at that time.

Greek myths and legends
Ancient Greece 1
Greek colouring
Ancient Greece 2

Unit 15 How do we use Ancient Greek ideas today?
Theatre is a Greek word, and we still enjoy plays today.  The Olympic Games were first held at Olympia. The words alpha and beta come from the Greek alphabet.

The ideas of the Ancient Greeks
Ancient Greek ideas today
Olympic Games
The influence of the Ancient Greeks

Unit 16 How can we find out about the Indus Valley civilisation?
The Ancient Indus civilisation within the Indus valley, in what is now called Pakistan, was ahead of its time and its people developed skills in farming and trading. It ultimately  helped to develop the cultures of Pakistan and India.

The Indus Valley
Discovery of Indus Valley sites
Daily life in the Indus Valley
Daily life in the Indus Valley part 2

Unit 17 What are we remembering on Remembrance Day?
Remembrance Day is held to remind us all of the sacrifices made in the First World War which ended officially on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month in 1918.

War memorials and our local area
Anniversaries and symbols
Thinking about Remembrance Day
What is Remembrance Day?

Unit 18 What was it like to live here in the past?
Discover what changes have taken place in your area over the years. Collate photographs of your area, newspaper headlines and interview older people about their schools, food they ate as children, and games they played .

Studying your own locality
Leaflet on your home town
Industrial Revolution and the local area
Images of England

Unit 19 What were the effects of Tudor exploration?
. Exploration meant that explorers experienced places they had never imagined, tasted food which was different, heard different languages, and generally had a wider knowledge of the world.

Francis Drake
Explore the Mary Rose
Write your own newspaper
Tudor exploration

Unit 20 What can we learn about recent history from studying the life of a famous person?
Read about some of the many famous people who have made an inpact on our world.

Anne Frank
John Lennon
Louis Braille
Famous people

Our current pages are based on the National Curriculum for England.

 

 

 

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