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Key Stage One

Pupils should be taught about: 

  • Changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life
  • Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally [for example, the Great Fire of London, the first aeroplane flight or events commemorated through festivals or anniversaries]
  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods [for example, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and LS Lowry, Rosa Parks and Emily Davison, Mary Seacole and/or Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell]
  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

Useful Websites

BBC Bitesize


Make a Covid-19 Time Capsule


Explore the past on the English Heritage at Home site, with crafts and history-themed videos and ideas for things to make and do, whether it’s learning making your own Roman mosaic, finding out about medieval heraldry, sculpting a clay dragon or forging a cardboard sword and shield to defend your castle (or home) with.


There a a variety of games, videos and activity ideas on TopMarks.