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Primary Topic Shop is a team of two people. Richard is a primary teacher and Christa is a graphic designer and photojournalist. Between them, they have the unique ability to create original material for their units. It doesn't hurt they are both very interested in the subject matter! In fact, Richard and Christa lived in Egypt where Richard worked at a British School. Now they live in Scotland and are researching UK history.

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Primary Topic Shop is a team of two people. Richard is a primary teacher and Christa is a graphic designer and photojournalist. Between them, they have the unique ability to create original material for their units. It doesn't hurt they are both very interested in the subject matter! In fact, Richard and Christa lived in Egypt where Richard worked at a British School. Now they live in Scotland and are researching UK history.
Viking Runes
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Viking Runes

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The Viking Runes lesson covers the runic alphabet, uses of runes, runestones and rune casting. It includes a multiple choice worksheet, a de-code the runestone activity and a cryptic Viking message activity. Aimed at KS2 Y4-6 Pages: 7 (including 2 answer sheets) Contents: Information Page De-code the Runestone Activity Cryptic Viking Message Activity Rune Master Art Activity Multiple Choice Worksheets Answer sheets All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Vikings.
Ancient Romans - Julius Caesar
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Ancient Romans - Julius Caesar

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Gaius Julius Caesar was one of the most famous leaders of history. He was a brilliant military leader and brutal opponent to his enemies. Caesar only ruled Rome for a short time, but his political career changed the way Rome was governed. This resource covers Caesar’s early career, the First Triumvirate, the consulship, conquest in Gaul, crossing the Rubicon and Rome’s civil war, Caesar’s role in Egypt, his dictatorship, the Julian calendar, his assassination and the new Caesar. Three worksheets, three activities and answer sheets are also included. Pages: 13 (including 5 answer sheets) Contents: 2 Information Handouts Comprehension Worksheets (differentiated with questions & multiple choice) Number the Events Worksheet Caesar’s Legacy Activity Quote Interpretation Activity Coin Design Activity Answer Sheets
Ancient Egypt - Farming
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Ancient Egypt - Farming

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The Farming lesson covers Ancient Egyptian crops, animals, tools, water, harvest and farming seasons. It includes a fill in the blanks activity. Pages: 6 (including 2 answer sheets) Contents: 2 Information Handouts 1 Fill In The Blanks Activity 1 Unscramble Activity 1 Fact File Activity Answer Sheets
Ancient Romans - Roman Writing
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Ancient Romans - Roman Writing

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Teach your students about the Latin alphabet and ancient Roman writing with reading, worksheets and a fun activity. The PDF resource includes information about Roman writing including the Latin language and alphabet, old italic, classical Latin and modern Latin alphabets, Roman Cursive. There is also a key of the Roman cursive alphabet and a visual timeline showing the evolution of the Latin alphabet. Multiple choice questions test reading comprehension and students get to try out reading and writing Roman cursive with a variety of fun activities. Suitable for KS2. Pages: 13 (including 4 answer sheets) Contents: 2 Information Handouts 1 Timeline 1 Discussion Page 1 Decipher the Sentence Activity 1 Writing Fun Activity 1 Secret Message Activity 1 Multiple Choice 1 Matching Activity 4 Answer Sheets
Ancient Romans - Roman Gods and Goddesses
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Ancient Romans - Roman Gods and Goddesses

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This PDF includes information about the ancient Roman religion including sacrifices, temples, festivals, shrines and the Greek influence on Roman gods. There are information handouts, a fact file activity, a printable memory card game, match the Roman and Greek god activity, and differentiated reading response worksheets. In addition there are illustrated listings of 15 Roman gods and goddesses. Pages: 20 (including 3 answer sheets) Contents 6 Information Pages Fact File activity Printable Memory Card Game Match the God Activity Comprehension Questions / Multiple Choice / True or False (Differentiated Worksheets) 3 Answer Sheets All photos, text and illustrations are by the Primary Topic Shop.
Viking Sagas
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The Viking Sagas lesson covers a brief history of sagas and examples of a legendary saga, and a historical saga. It includes a write your own saga activity. Pages: 8 (including 2 answer sheets) NEW: Includes a Student Pack, an Interactive PDF version, suitable for remote teaching. Contents: Information Pages Comprehension Questions Write Your Own Saga Activities Colour Puzzle Creation Saga Drawing Answer Sheets All photos, illustrations and text are original by the Christa Galloway, Primary Topic Shop. This resource can be used with electronic distribution (learning management programs such as Google Classroom) IF password protected AND limited to a single classroom only. View our terms of use here: https://primarytopicshop.co.uk/terms-of-use/
Aztec Empire - Spanish Conquest
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Aztec Empire - Spanish Conquest

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The Spanish Conquest of the Aztec empire in the 16th century changed the course of history for Central America. This resource includes short biographies about Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortés and the Aztec emperor Moctezuma and covers the conquest from the Spanish landing on the Mexican coast, to La Noche Triste and the siege of Tenochtitlan. Words are highlighted in the reading pages and there is a vocabulary section at the end of the text as well as a vocabulary activity. Comprehension worksheets and activities are included as well. Pages: 13 (including 4 answer sheets) Contents: 3 Information Handouts Comprehension Questions Worksheet Multiple Choice Vocabulary Worksheet Sentence Challenge Timeline Activity Discussion Writing Challenge Answer Sheets Terms of Use
Ancient Greece - Athenian Democracy
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Ancient Greece - Athenian Democracy

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The democracy we know today has its roots in the democracy that began 2,000 years ago in ancient Greece. Teach your students about the history of democracy in Greece, the three main institutions of ancient Greek democracy, and the difference between direct and representative democracy. This PDF has illustrated information handouts, worksheets and activities. Pages: 10 (including 3 answer sheets) Contents: 2 Information Handouts Comprehension Questions Multiple Choice Questions Direct vs Representative Democracy Activity Discussion Ideas Assembly Activity Answer Sheets
Viking Jewellery
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Viking Jewellery

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The Viking Jewellery lesson describes covers types of jewellery, their purposes, materials used, hacksilver and hoards. It includes a reading response activity and a jewellery-making activity. Aimed at KS2 Y4-6. Pages: 4 Contents: Information Page Reading Response Jewellery-making Activity All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author unless otherwise credited. This is part of a complete unit on Vikings.
Ancient Greece - Greek Gods and Goddesses
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Ancient Greece - Greek Gods and Goddesses

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Teach your students about fifteen of the main Greek gods and goddesses with illustrated listings, each with an original illustration, the Roman names, role, symbol, a myth and a combination of other fun facts. The introduction features interesting facts about the ancient Greek religion including sacrifices, temples, festivals and Mount Olympus. This PDF includes information handouts, a fact file activity, a printable memory card game, match the Roman and Greek god activity, and differentiated reading response worksheets. Pages: 19 (including 3 answer sheets) Contents: 6 Information Handouts Fact File activity Printable Memory Card Game Match the Roman and Greek God Activity Reading Response / Multiple Choice / True or False (Differentiated Worksheets)
Greco-Roman Mythological Beasts
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Greco-Roman Mythological Beasts

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This bundle has both the Roman and Greek versions of the same mythological beasts, Centaur, Cerberus, Chimera, Cyclops, Harpy, Hydra, Medusa, Minotaur, Pegasus, Phoenix, Satyr/Faun and Siren. This bundle is suitable if you are teaching about both the Ancient Romans and the Ancient Greeks. The Roman version uses the Roman names for gods and heroes (example: Jupiter and Hercules) and the Greek version has the Greek names (Zeus and Herakles). The introductions to the two resources also vary. The activities are the same. Pages: Roman Mythological Beasts - 36 (including 7 answer sheets) + Greek Mythological Beasts - 36 (including 7 answer sheets) Contents (X2): 12 Illustrated Listings Constellation Page Constellation Task Cards Star Charts Create a Monster Activity Match the Beast Activity Printable Memory Card Game Questions / Multiple Choice / True or False (Differentiated Reading Response) Questions or comments? Contact me at admin@primarytopicshop.co.uk All text and illustrations are by Christa Galloway, Primary Topic Shop.
Viking Weapons
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Viking Weapons

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This lesson describes types of viking weapons and armour. It includes a design-your-own-shield activity and a reading response worksheet. Includes a bonus differentiated maths activity (fractions) and maths puzzles. Aimed at KS2 Y4-6 Pages: 13 (including answer sheets) Contents: Information Pages Design Your Own Shield Activity Reading Response Maths Fractions Activities (differentiated) Maths Puzzles (differentiated) Answer Sheets All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Vikings.
Ancient Romans - Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
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Ancient Romans - Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

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Teach your students about the ancient Roman city of Pompeii with reading, worksheets and a fun activity. The PDF resource includes facts about Mount Vesuvius, the story of Pompeii, discoveries from the excavation including the city, trade, food, religion, writing and people. There is a vocabulary page with definitions. Worksheet include find the synonym, multiple choice, comprehension questions. In the newspaper article activity, students write a newspaper article about the eruption using interviews with Pliny the Younger and the ghost of Pliny the Elder. The interview notes are based on real accounts of the eruption. This activity is differentiated with four different task cards and several newspaper template options and can be done in groups or individually. Suitable for KS2 Contents: 4 Information Handouts 1 Vocabulary Handout 1 Find the Synonym Activity 2 Pages of Differentiated Reading Response (Comprehension Questions & Multiple Choice) Newspaper Article Activity with task cards, templates and example 3 Answer Sheets
Ancient Egypt - The Rosetta Stone
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Ancient Egypt - The Rosetta Stone

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The Rosetta Stone lesson includes facts about the Rosetta Stone and the story of the Rosetta Stone. The activities included are a reading response, find the definition, find the synonym and crack the code. Pages: 10 (including 3 answer sheets) Contents: Information Page Story Reading Response Activity Find The Definition Activity Find The Synonym Activity Crack The Code Activity Answer Sheets All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Ancient Egypt.
Ancient Greece - City-States
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Ancient Greece - City-States

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Ancient Greece was made up of city-states that were independent of each other. These city-states shared a language and a religion but they had different laws, governments and currency. The resource has reading passages about city-states, types of governments in city-states, and Athens and Sparta as well as worksheets and activities. Pages: 10 (including 3 answer sheets) Contents: 2 Information Handouts Comprehension Questions Multiple Choice Questions Polis Expert Activity Compare Athens and Sparta Activity Make Your Own Polis Activity Answer Sheets This resource is a free sample of our Ancient Greece bundle. Please take a moment to view our terms of service. https://primarytopicshop.co.uk/terms-of-use/
Aztecs - Techochtitlan
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Aztecs - Techochtitlan

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Tenochtitlan was the capital city of the Aztec Empire. What began as a humble settlement of reed huts and a makeshift temple grew to become one of the biggest cities of the time. This resource covers the legend of Tenochtitlan, chinampas, transportation, the city centre, Templo Mayor, living in the city and the end of Tenochtitlan. This PDF includes information handouts, activities and differentiated reading response worksheets. Pages: 12 (including 4 answer sheets) Contents: 2 Information Handouts Reading Response Worksheet Multiple Choice Worksheet Vocabulary Matching Activity Design a City District Activity Coordinate Challenge Answer Sheets Terms of Use
Ancient Egypt - Handout, Worksheet and Activity Bundle
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Ancient Egypt - Handout, Worksheet and Activity Bundle

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The Primary Topic Shop Ancient Egypt bundle includes information, photos, illustrations, maps and activities, all presented in an easy-to-read, consistent layout. Activities in this unit include reading response (true or false, multiple choice, question and answer, fill in the blanks), art (making paper, drawing), language-based activities (crosswords, synonyms and definitions), geography, de-coding and visual challenges. There is also a set of A3 display posters for the classroom. All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author.
Ancient Egypt -  Papyrus
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Ancient Egypt - Papyrus

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This free lesson covers the papyrus plant, uses of papyrus, papyrus paper, and making papyrus paper. There is a reading response activity and a making papyrus activity. This lesson is being offered free for as a sample of the Ancient Egypt bundle, but it can be used alone as a lesson. If you like this free resource, please take a look at the rest of the Ancient Egypt bundle. Thanks! Pages: 5 (including answer sheet) Contents: 2 Information Handouts 1 Reading Response Worksheet 1 Making Papyrus Activity Answer Sheet All photos, illustrations and text by Christa Galloway.
Who Were The Aztecs?
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Who Were The Aztecs?

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This free resource is a great introduction to the Aztecs. The reading pages cover who the Aztecs were, where they were, the time period of the Aztec Empire, population, language, what they ate and includes a map of the empire. For reading comprehension, there is a true or false activity and a differentiated cryptic wordsearch with a fill in the blanks activity. If you find this resource useful, please check out our other Aztec resources! Pages: 8 (including 3 answer sheets) Contents: 2 Information Handouts True or False Worksheet Cryptic Wordsearch with a Fill In The Blank Activity 3 Answer Sheets Terms of Use