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History Support



  • 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




National Geographic


BBC History Timelines


Big History Project

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