The first resource is a simple tops and tails exercise testing children about the claimants to the English throne in 1066.
After teaching the pupils about the Battle of Hastings in a narrative style (albeit with a bit of maps and soldiers and dressing up!), I give the pupils a card sorting activity to do (which is the second part to the bundle) This helps to clarify the pupils' thinking about the actual causes of William's success and helps greatly, regardless of level, in helping pupils write an answer to the question in a structured, thematic way.
The third part of the bundle is a mark scheme for pupils to study before preparing their answers. It outlines a typical level 4, 6 and 8 response to the question and helps them understand what it is they need to do to achieve these levels. It can also be used by teachers when marking and moderating pupil work.
The final part of the bundle is a simple revision guide for pupils to follow before exams.
Pupils are encouraged throughout this topic to carry out independent research and to add their findings to their answer.