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26 Apr 2016

Shakespeare Quill Activity for Key Stage 1

Why not celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on the 23rd of April with this lovely feather quill activity? It helps to develop fine motor skills too! To complete this activity you will need: Large feathers Scissors Watered down paint or food colouring to use as ink Paper- Plain A4 or A3 is […]

08 Aug 2018

KS1 History: The Great Fire of L...

  Resources needed: Lots of small pieces of red, orange and yellow tissue paper.   Sit the children in 4 or 5 rows, with about 5 or 6 children in each row (depending on the size of the class). Ensure that each child is far enough away from the next […]

07 Aug 2018

Understanding Who Rosa Parks Was

Activity: Understanding Who Rosa Parks Was Resources needed: Badges Stickers or rosettes which say ‘special’ – one for every child. Pictures of Rosa Parks (one per child)   As the children enter the class, direct all those with brown eyes to their seats and send all other children to sit […]

07 Aug 2018

Learn About Florence Nightingale

  Resources needed: Pictures of Florence Nightingale (ordinarily dressed and in nurses’ uniform) Picture of Scutari/modern day hospital Whiteboards and pens   Show a picture of Florence Nightingale (using Google Images or similar) and establish with the children the ear in which she lived, based on what they can see […]

07 Aug 2018

Why Do We Have Remembrance Day?

  Exploring the Conditions During the War   Resources needed: Red tissue Black card Paper Glue Lolly sticks Pictures of poppies Show some (carefully selected) archive footage of lives in the First and Second world War – try to show as many different aspects as possible, from the trenches to […]

17 Mar 2016

Measuring Shadows: Telling Time ...

  Did you know that the Romans used the position of the sun and the length of shadows to estimate the time of day? This fun investigation is a good way for children to learn about Romans, light, shadows and the movement of the earth in relation to the sun. It […]

22 Jan 2016

Make Your Own Roman Coil Pots

Making Roman coil pots is a fun art and craft activity for KS2 children which can help to bring to life a Romans topic. The hand building of pots using coils of clay is one of the earliest methods of constructing pottery and was used by Romans and a number of other ancient […]

22 Jul 2015

Investigating Dinosaur Bones

A Dinosaur topic is a great opportunity to take children on a prehistoric journey that covers art, craft, science, maths and much more. Our fun activity to discover and investigate Dinosaur bones will also create discussion and the chance for role play being on an archeological dig or at a museum. […]

20 Jul 2015

Investigating Roman Numerals

These fun activities to investigate Roman numerals cover both maths and history for key stage 2 children. The National Curriculum requires children to be taught about the impact of the Roman Empire on Britain and also in year 5 to be able to read Roman numerals to 100 and understand how […]