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Summer Learning Activities

 

 

The summer holidays are here, but as we know, the children have already spent so much time at home.  Ideas on how to occupy them may be wearing a little thin.

If your child loves learning about history then below are some ideas to entertain them through the holidays.

 

 

 

  • There is currently a series on BBC 1 Back in Time for the Corner Shop and it is available on BBC iPlayer. If parents/carers have checked this and are happy for you to watch, this is a good way to learn about how life in Britain has changed over the past 100 years.
  • Watch an episode of Horrible Histories (Netflix, BBC iPlayer YouTube). Take note of your favourite facts and make your own little Horrible Histories book, including illustrations.
  • With the help an adult, plot your family tree. Can you add your great-grandparents or even family from further back in time?
  • Create a timeline from when you were born to now. You could plot the dates of significant things that happened to you such as; birth of brothers and sisters, when you stared nursery, when you started school, when you learnt to ride a bike, a favourite holiday- or anything else you wish!
  • Create a timeline to show the dates of when people in your family were born.
  • Create a fact file of a significant historical figure. This might be somebody you have studied in school (such as Neil Armstrong, Julius Caesar or Grace Darling) or somebody that interests you. In your fact file include: year of birth and death, place of birth, significant achievements, interesting facts.

 

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zcw76sg

 

BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

 

National Geographic

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/history/

 

BBC History Timelines

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/timelines/

 

Big History Project

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

History Lead:

 

Miss Halleron

 

 

Statement of Intent

 

Our purpose within the teaching of History is to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the past and to think and act as historians.

 

By linking learning to a range of topics, children have opportunities to investigate and interpret the past, understand chronology, build an overview of Britain’s past as well as that of the wider world, and to be able to communicate historically. 

Home Learning

 

  • BBC - Free curriculum mapped videos
  • Future Learn -  

    Explore the architecture and history of Rome, walking around a 3D digital model of the ancient city, with this free online course.

  • Teaching history - 100 objects from museums across the UK with resources, information and teaching ideas to inspire interest in history
  • Open Culture - 6000 digital history books for children to read online 
Please see the Admissions page for our new Reception class transition videos. Government guidance and Mental Health support can be found on the class pages.
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