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History

At Westbury Infants, children enjoy different history based topics each year.

We make every effort to develop meaningful links between subjects, with English and Maths often taught within a cross curricular context.

      

We endeavour to include our local area and history wherever possible which provide a context of change. To reinforce their learning, theatre groups and visitors bring the subjects alive and all children benefit from visiting places of historical interest, including the Westbury White Horse - Battle of Ethandun, The SS Great Britain - Brunel, Victorian School in Sevington and the Haynes Motor Museum.

   At Westbury Infant School, we are passionate about making history an exciting, colourful and accessible subject for all the children at Westbury Infant School so they will continue to learn about and enjoy history throughout their lives.

Useful history wesites

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bbc+watch+magic+grandad&safe=active 

Site includes video clips about many significant people from the past eg Florence Nightingale, Mary Anning, Louis Braille, Samuel Pepys, Elizabeth 1; famous events eg The Great Fire of London and some video clips to show what life would have been like in the Victorian times. 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bbc+teach+history+ks1&safe=active 

Site includes video clips about significant people from the past e.g. Florence Nightingale, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Grace Darling and some clips to show life during specific events or periods of history.

NOTE: Some videos are aimed at KS2

 http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/history/index.html 

Site include information about different periods of time e.g. The Victorians, The Celts, The Anglo Saxons etc., some ancient world history such as the Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Aztecs etc., information about some significant people e.g. Florence Nightingale and information about different aspects of life such as houses and homes, kings and queens, castle etc.

NOTE: This site is aimed at the whole of the primary age range so pupils may need help to read and understand the text.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zkqmhyc 

Site includes information and video clips about different significant people from the past, significant time periods and themes such as education and school life, art and culture etc.

 https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents/age-specific-resources-parents/history-main-subjects-parents 

Site includes information and activities for various different periods of times, significant individuals and significant events.  There are also some fun craft activities relating to history and a guide for parents about the type of projects you could do with your child.

NOTE: This site covers history for the full primary range.

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-gnome-history 

Site include information on different periods in history, significant individuals and events.

NOTE: This site covers the full primary age range.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1history.html 

Site includes three games relating to history – Vikings word cruncher, Great Fire of London quiz and some pictures from seasides today and from the past.   

History Unplugged _ activities to do without the internet

 

 

 

 

Click here for the family tree template - or draw your own!

 Click here for some artefacts that you have to think about what they were used for - history detectives!