Active Learning on

Key Stage 2

The four boxes below are portals to the resources which include activities, discussions of key aspects of teaching and planning and finally background material particularly aimed at non-specialist teachers.

Or you can see the full list HERE …

Enquiry: Understanding the Process

• Enquiry is fundamental to the study of History from primary to post-graduate level. These activities help children understand that enquiry process explicitly HERE …

• Enquiries on particular topics can be found via the Historical Topics portal HERE …

General Teaching Techniques

A range of teaching ideas and techniques that can be used in a variety of contexts. They don’t fit neatly into the other boxes but that doesn’t mean they’re not useful! HERE …

Chronological Understanding

• Developing chronological understanding is a slow process which requires much revisiting and consolidation. These activities provide a variety of active ways of building that understanding across KS2 HERE …

• Activities on the chronology of particular periods can be found via the Historical Topics portal HERE …

Resources by Period

Activities and background material divided by period as follows:

• Prehistory
• Romans
• Saxons and Vikings
• 1066-c.1700
• 1700 to today
• Non-British

See the topics HERE …

Latest Additions

Was there a 6th century world-wide web? – Evidence from Sutton Hoo

Glastonbury Lake Village

Having Fun through Time & Chronological Knowledge

York Coin Hoards

When was the best time to live in …?

What did the archaeologists find in Camulodonum?

Skara Brae: Part 1

Skara Brae: Part 2

Sutton Hoo: Re-creating the ship burial