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Planning and resources for primary teachers. Our history topics include Stone Age to Iron Age, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Victorians, Shang Dynasty etc and the list is expanding each month, with literacy units to link to the topics too. Our popular resources have been tried and tested in hundreds of classrooms.

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Planning and resources for primary teachers. Our history topics include Stone Age to Iron Age, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Victorians, Shang Dynasty etc and the list is expanding each month, with literacy units to link to the topics too. Our popular resources have been tried and tested in hundreds of classrooms.
Y6 SATS: SPAG Revision
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Y6 SATS: SPAG Revision

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SATS 2020 - 100 SPAG questions organised by topic to revise for the KS2 tests. This is a helpful revision tool for the Y6 SPAG test. The tool can be used all year round to prepare students for the requirements of the 2020 SATS or as a last minute revision activity. Get ready for the 2020 KS2 grammar assessments with this SATS Question Generator! Covering all of the grammar content domains, you can use this SATS revision resource to practise the different types of questions that might come up in the grammar paper. Select one of the following modes: - Choose a particular grammar domain or topic to revise - Random mode, giving you a mixture of all types of questions The SATs revision resource is perfect for teachers to use as morning work, lesson starters or revision sessions or alternatively for pupils to practise independently at school or at home. Each slide contains a new question in the style of the SATS GPS test paper and an answer to reveal. < This is a must-have resource for Y6 pupils working towards their GPS SATS tests! You might also like our similar resource: Y6 SATS Question Generator: Reading #helpwithsats
SATS Reading Revision
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SATS Reading Revision

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SATS 2020 - 100 reading questions organised by content domain, created for SATS revision. This is a popular revision tool for the Y6 Reading SATS test! The resource can be used all year round to help prepare pupils for the requirements of the 2020 KS2 test or as a last minute revision tool. Get ready for the 2020 KS2 reading assessments with this SATS Question Generator! Covering all of the reading content domains, you can use this SATS revision resource to practise the different types of questions that might come up in the KS2 SATS paper. Select one of the following modes: - Choose a particular reading content domain to revise - Practise those tricky 3-mark questions where pupils often lose marks - Revise fiction/non-fiction/poetry questions - Random mode, giving you a mixture of all types of questions The SATs revision resource also includes handy hints and tips to help pupils in the test. Perfect for teachers to use as morning work, lesson starters or revision sessions or alternatively for pupils to practise independently at school or at home. Each slide contains a short passage in the style of the reading SATS papers and then a question to answer. This is a must-have resource for Y6 pupils working towards their reading SATS tests! You might also like our similar resource: Y6 SATS Question Generator: SPAG #helpwithsats
Ancient Greeks Planning
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Ancient Greeks Planning

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Ancient Greeks: 10 lessons for KS2 A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Ancient Greece topic. What you get: 10 lesson Powerpoint files 10 detailed lesson plans Teachers’ notes, including curriculum coverage Pupil activity sheets for all lessons About the Unit The ten sessions in this unit aim to give an overview of life in Ancient Greece, including a focus on its achievements and influence on the western world. As with all of the KS2History unit plans, there is an emphasis on allowing pupils to consider the sources of evidence that form our understanding of this period of world history. Aims of the Unit To gain an overview of significant people, places and events from Ancient Greece To contrast daily life in Ancient Greece with modern day lifestyles ! To consider broader historical context, particularly with regards to the expansion of the Ancient Greek empire and lasting legacy To become familiar with historical sources, debates and accurate vocabulary relating to Ancient Greece Lessons in the Pack Who were the Ancient Greeks? Why were Athens and Sparta so different? What was Alexander the Great’s impact on the Greek empire? Why did a small Greek army win the Battle of Marathon? What were the Ancient Greek gods known for? What happened at the Ancient Greek Olympic Games? What were the Ancient Greek philosophers famous for? Did the events of the Trojan Horse story really happen? What was daily life like for children in Ancient Greece? How significant is the legacy of Ancient Greece for life today? This pack contains everything you need to teach this unit, including differentiated activity ideas so that it can be adapted to the needs of your class. The Powerpoint text is also editable. This pack is brought to you from Ks2history.com.
Anglo-Saxons Planning Pack
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Anglo-Saxons Planning Pack

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A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Anglo-Saxon topic. This KS2History planning pack includes 10 detailed lessons plans, each with accompanying pupil resource sheets and Powerpoint slides. The ten sessions in this unit aim to give an overview of the Anglo-Saxon period in Britain and to highlight some of the major changes during this period. There is an emphasis on allowing pupils to consider the sources of evidence that form our understanding of this period of British history. The aims of the unit for pupils are: To gain an overview of the significant people and events during the Anglo-Saxon period in Britain. To contrast everyday life during the Anglo-Saxon period with modern British lifestyles. To consider broader historical themes of invading and settling before a time when Britain was unified under a single monarch. To become familiar with historical sources and accurate vocabulary relating to the Anglo-Saxon period. This pack contains everything you need to teach this unit, including differentiated activity ideas so that it can be adapted to the needs of your class. The Powerpoint text is also editable. The planning pack covers the following lessons: Who were the Anglo-Saxon invaders? Why did the Anglo-Saxons want to settle in Britain? What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village? What kind of clothes did the Anglo-Saxons wear? How was Anglo-Saxon Britain ruled? Who was Alfred the Great? What was Anglo-Saxon food and drink like? How did the Anglo-Saxons write things down? How did the Anglo-Saxons find out about Christianity? What was the mystery of Sutton Hoo? This pack is brought to you from Ks2history. #lovehistory #maymadness You may also like our KS2 Beowulf Literacy Planning Pack.
Victorians Topic 10 Lessons
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Victorians Topic 10 Lessons

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A bundle of 10 lessons covering the Victorians topic for KS2. Each lesson includes Powerpoint slides, a detailed plan and pupil resource sheets. The pack contains the following lessons: Introduction to the Victorians: (FREE): A full lesson for KS2 introducing the Victorian period, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Who Was Queen Victoria?; A full lesson for KS2 exploring the life and significance of Queen Victoria, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Inventions: A full lesson for KS2 about famous Victorian inventions, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Industrial Revolution A full lesson for KS2 exploring the impact of the Industrial Revolution, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Railways A full lesson for KS2 about the introduction of the railways, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Working Children A full lesson for KS2 exploring the topic of jobs for Victorian children, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Schools A full lesson for KS2 about Victorian schools, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Clothing A full lesson for KS2 investigating Victorian clothing, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Crime and Punishment A full lesson for KS2 about crime and punishment in the Victorian period, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Each lesson contains ideas for differentiation so that it is easy to adapt for the needs of your class or year group.
Ancient Greek Legacy (Lesson for KS2)
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Ancient Greek Legacy (Lesson for KS2)

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A lesson for KS2 about the lasting legacy of Ancient Greece, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and printable activity sheets. This lesson is part of our popular Ancient Greece Pack for Key Stage 2. Lesson: How significant is the legacy of Ancient Greece for life today? In this lesson, pupils will explore some of the key legacies from Ancient Greece that influence life today. They will consider the significance of each legacy in terms of its impact on their own life, before working in a group to complete a ranking challenge to decide the most significant legacy. Objectives: To explore the influence of Ancient Greece on various areas of modern life To consider the significance of different legacies on life today You may also like: Ancient Greeks Lessons Pack for KS2: A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Ancient Greece topic. This primary history resource has been created by KS2History.com.
Anglo-Saxon Religion & Christianity (Lesson for KS2)
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Anglo-Saxon Religion & Christianity (Lesson for KS2)

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A full lesson for KS2 about Anglo-Saxon religion, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. How did the Anglo-Saxons find out about Christianity? This lesson is designed to help pupils to understand key concepts of paganism and Christianity and how the two religions existed side by side in the Anglo-Saxon period. Pupils will complete a dictionary challenge to become familiar with associated vocabulary and then they learn about three important Christian missionaries. They will watch a video to reflect on how Christianity spread across Anglo-Saxon Britain and then design commemorative stained glass windows depicting key figures. Objectives: To find out about Anglo-Saxon religious beliefs To learn about key figures who helped the Anglo-Saxons to find out about Christianity The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. You may also like: Anglo-Saxons Unit for KS2: A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Anglo-Saxon topic. What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village? A complete lesson for KS2 Where did the Anglo-Saxons come from? A complete lesson for KS2
Romans
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Romans

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Romans in Britain: 10 lessons for KS2 A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Roman Britain topic. WHAT YOU GET 10 detailed lesson plans 10 Powerpoint files Teachers’ notes including curriculum coverage Pupil activity sheets for all lessons **** About the Unit**** The ten sessions in this unit aim to give an overview of the history of Roman Britain, including the main events of the period and the way in which Britain changed as a result. A focus is given to the impact of the Roman occupation, to its legacy on modern Britain and to gaining an appreciation of the evidence that forms our understanding of this period of world history. Aims of the unit To gain an overview of the impact of the Roman Empire on Britain, including its lasting legacy To consider how different historical sources help us to know about Roman Britain To research what it might have been like to live in Britain during the period of Roman occupation. ** Lessons in the Unit** Where did the Roman Empire come from? How did the Roman army help to expand the Roman Empire? What was Britain like before the Romans invaded? How did Britain become part of the Roman Empire? Who was Boudica and how did she rebel against the Romans? What did the Romans build after they settled in Britain? What were houses like in Roman Britain? What can archaeological sites tell us about Roman Britain? How did bathhouses provide leisure for Romans in Britain? What lasting impact did the Romans leave in Britain? This pack contains everything you need to teach this unit, including differentiated activity ideas so that it can be adapted to the needs of your class. The Powerpoint text is also editable. This resource is brought to you by KS2History.com. If you like our Romans Planning pack, you may also like these: Escape from Pompeii Literacy Planning Pack Romans Literacy Planning Pack (Instructions Unit) Romans Planning Bundle of all three planning packs
Stone Age Artefacts and Sources of Evidence (Lesson for KS2)
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Stone Age Artefacts and Sources of Evidence (Lesson for KS2)

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A full lesson for KS2 exploring the types of historical evidence that tell us about the Stone Age. The resource includes a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. What kind of sources tell us about the Stone Age? This lesson addresses the question of how we can know about a period of British history with a lack of written primary sources of evidence. Pupils will be introduced to the concept of making deductions from evidence and they will use an information table to record what different artefacts tell us about the Stone Age. Objectives: To examine non-written sources of evidence about the Stone Age To make deductions from primary sources The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. This is the fourth lesson in the popular Stone Age to Iron Age Unit for KS2.. This primary history resource was created by KS2History.com. You may also like: Prehistory Timelines (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Hunter-Gatherers (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Cave Art (Lesson for KS2) Stonehenge Mysteries (Lesson for KS2) Bronze Age (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Boy Literacy Planning - 2 Weeks Stone Age to Iron Age Planning Bundle for KS2
What was the mystery of Sutton Hoo? (Lesson for KS2)
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What was the mystery of Sutton Hoo? (Lesson for KS2)

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A full lesson for KS2 about Sutton Hoo (an Anglo-Saxon burial site discovered in England), including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. What was the mystery of Sutton Hoo? In this lesson, pupils will learn about the mystery of Sutton Hoo. Pupils will go on a treasure hunt to find out about some of the grave artefacts discovered at Sutton Hoo and they will discuss what deductions can be made from them. Pupils will look at the evidence and decide what kind of person was at the heart of the burial. Objectives: To explore the significance of the Sutton Hoo discovery To investigate artefacts from an Anglo-Saxon grave The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. You may also like: Anglo-Saxons Unit for KS2: A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Anglo-Saxon topic. What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village? A complete lesson for KS2 Where did the Anglo-Saxons come from? A complete lesson for KS2
Ancient Greek Olympics (Lesson for KS2)
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Ancient Greek Olympics (Lesson for KS2)

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A lesson for KS2 about the Ancient Greek Olympic Games, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and printable activity sheets. This lesson is part of our popular Ancient Greece Pack for Key Stage 2. Lesson: What happened at the Ancient Greek Olympic Games? In this lesson, pupils will find out about the Ancient Greek Olympic games. After matching up ancient and modern events, pupils will find out about the why, what, who and when of the Ancient Games and may be surprised to learn that competitive sport was not the main purpose of the games. Pupils will make a sample 5-day programme to show the balance of sporting, religious and social activities before taking part in a Classroom Olympic Games of their own, complete with its own winners’ ceremony. Objectives: To explain the importance of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greek culture To explore the balance of religious, social and sporting activities at the Ancient Greek Olympics You may also like: Ancient Greeks Lessons Pack for KS2: A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Ancient Greece topic. This primary history resource has been created by KS2History.com.
What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village? (Lesson for KS2)
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What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village? (Lesson for KS2)

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A full lesson for KS2 about life in an Anglo-Saxon settlement, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village? This lesson explores life in an Anglo-Saxon settlement. Pupils will take a video tour and think about how the Anglo-Saxons used natural resources to make their settlements safe and self-sufficient. Pupils will design their own settlement maps and think about what different people might be doing in the settlement on a day-to-day basis. Objectives: To explore the features of an Anglo-Saxon settlement To consider what life might have been like for different people living in an Anglo-Saxon village The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. You may also like: Anglo-Saxons Unit for KS2: A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Anglo-Saxon topic. Why did the Anglo-Saxons want to settle in Britain? A complete lesson for KS2 Where did the Anglo-Saxons come from? A complete lesson for KS2
Industrial Revolution (Lesson for KS2)
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Industrial Revolution (Lesson for KS2)

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A full lesson for KS2 about the Industrial Revolution, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. What was the Industrial Revolution? In this lesson, KS2 pupils think about the impact of the Industrial Revolution in Victorian Britain. Pupils will engage with historical sources to make observations about a British city before and after the Industrial Revolution. Pupils will learn about changes to cities, employment, living conditions and the landscape and will play a game to reflect on whether the effects of the various changes brought about were positive or negative ones. Objectives: To find out what the Industrial Revolution was To explain how Victorian Britain was changed by the Industrial Revolution The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. You may also like: Introduction to the Victorians: (FREE): A full lesson for KS2 introducing the Victorian period, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Who Was Queen Victoria?; A full lesson for KS2 exploring the life and significance of Queen Victoria, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Inventions: A full lesson for KS2 about famous Victorian inventions, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Railways A full lesson for KS2 about the introduction of the railways, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Working Children A full lesson for KS2 exploring the topic of jobs for Victorian children, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Schools A full lesson for KS2 about Victorian schools, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Clothing A full lesson for KS2 investigating Victorian clothing, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Victorian Crime and Punishment A full lesson for KS2 about crime and punishment in the Victorian period, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets…
Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms (Lesson for KS2)
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Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms (Lesson for KS2)

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A full lesson for KS2 about how Anglo-Saxon Britain was organised, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. How was Anglo-Saxon Britain ruled? This lesson looks at five major kingdoms from Anglo-Saxon Britain. Pupils will learn about the social hierarchy and will use character cards to rank different people in order of importance. Then they will look at how their local area relates to the kingdom structure and investigate the meaning of local place names that originate from Anglo-Saxon times. Objectives: To find out how Anglo-Saxons kingdoms were organised To investigate Anglo-Saxon place names The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. You may also like: Anglo-Saxons Unit for KS2: A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Anglo-Saxon topic. What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village? A complete lesson for KS2 Where did the Anglo-Saxons come from? A complete lesson for KS2
Who was Alfred the Great? (Lesson for KS2)
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Who was Alfred the Great? (Lesson for KS2)

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A full lesson for KS2 about King Alfred the Great, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. Who was Alfred the Great? In this lesson, pupils will find out why Alfred was a significant figure in Anglo-Saxon history. Pupils will listen to Alfred’s story and consider why he left a legacy as a ‘great’ king. They will then design a commemorative statue and be challenged to think about why historians sometimes doubt the truthfulness of the historical sources that tell us about King Alfred. Objectives: To explore the story of Anglo-Saxon King Alfred To consider why Alfred is remembered as ‘The Great’ The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. You may also like: Anglo-Saxons Unit for KS2: A fully-resourced unit of 10 history lessons for KS2, covering the Anglo-Saxon topic. What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village? A complete lesson for KS2 Where did the Anglo-Saxons come from? A complete lesson for KS2
'The Raven' Poetry Planning
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'The Raven' Poetry Planning

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Very popular! Download this fun two-week English unit based on 'The Raven' and other poetry by Edgar Allan Poe. In this unit, pupils will read and listen to the dramatic poems 'The Bells' and 'The Raven' by Edgar Allan Poe, and they will consider how the poet uses a range of devices to darken the mood of the poems. Children will work towards creating their own poems with darkened moods and performing them aloud. The aims of the unit for pupils are: • To engage with classic lyric and narrative poems by Edgar Allan Poe • To identify different poetic devices and to explain their effects • To research the literary influences of classic poetry • To prepare and perform a poem to an audience • To identify devices that lighten or darken the mood of a poem The PDF file contains 10 full literacy lesson plans, copies of the poems and all accompanying pupil resources. The lessons are designed for Y5/Y6 but could be adapted to other age groups too. You may also like: Charge of the Light Brigade Planning Pack Victorian Poetry Planning Pack The Listeners Poetry Planning Pack
The Bronze Age (Lesson for KS2)
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The Bronze Age (Lesson for KS2)

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A full lesson for KS2 introducing the Bronze Age, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. How did bronze replace stone in the Bronze Age? This lesson looks at the changes between the Stone Age and the Bronze Age, including the implications of the discovery of bronze and the process of how bronze was made. Pupils will find out why bronze was so important and they will create their own flowcharts to record the ‘smelting’ process of how it was made. Objectives: To know how the Bronze Age was different to the Stone Age To explain how the smelting process was used to make bronze The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. This is the seventh lesson in the popular Stone Age to Iron Age Unit for KS2.. This primary history resource was created by KS2History.com. You may also like: Bronze Age Grave Goods (Lesson for KS2) Iron Age Hillforts (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Hunter-Gatherers (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Cave Art (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Artefacts & Evidence (Lesson for KS2) Stonehenge Mysteries (Lesson for KS2) Stone Age Boy Literacy Planning - 2 Weeks Stone Age to Iron Age Planning Bundle for KS2
Stone Age Topic Planning
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Stone Age Topic Planning

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A free cross-curricular topic map showing ideas for how to link the ‘Stone Age to Iron Age’ topic to other areas of the curriculum. This Stone Age planning map is designed with Year 3/Year 4 in mind but it could easily be adapted to other year groups. It works alongside our popular Stone Age to Iron Age Planning Pack, recommended by TES. You may also like our other Stone Age planning resources: Stone Age Boy Literacy Planning How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth Literacy Planning Stone Age to Iron Age planning bundle of all 3 packs DXP9ZZ15HP
Benin AD 900-1300: A Teachers' Guide
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Benin AD 900-1300: A Teachers' Guide

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Free guide for teachers covering the main events and characteristics of Benin Kingdom. This guide covers the period AD 900-1300 as exemplified in the National Curriculum as a non-European study for KS2. It then goes on to describe later periods in Benin's history.