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 History Timelines
Big History Project
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.