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Peter Bruegel the Elder biography and comprehension (KS2)New!
A biography and comprehension based on the life of Peter Bruegel  … read more
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Peter Bruegel the Elder biography and comprehension (KS1)New!
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LS Lowry biography and comprehension (KS2)New!
A biography and comprehension based on the life of LS Lowry.  … read more
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LS Lowry biography and comprehension (KS1)New!
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Christopher Columbus – biography and comprehensionNew!
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Mary Anning – biography and comprehension
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The life of Queen Elizabeth I – biography and comprehension
A detailed biography and comprehension based on the life of Queen  … read more
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Elizabeth I biography and comprehension (KS1)
A simple biography based on the life of Elizabeth I. Includes  … read more
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Tim Berners-Lee biography and comprehension
A  biography and comprehension based on the life of Tim Berners-Lee,  … read more
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The Unlucky Genius – a biography of Ludwig Van Beethoven
A biography based on the life of Ludwig Van Beethoven with a  … read more
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Neil Armstrong – biography and comprehension KS1
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Charles Macintosh – biography and comprehension
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Neil Armstrong biography and comprehension KS2
A biography and comprehension based on the life of Neil Armstrong.  … read more
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Emily Davison biography and comprehension KS2
A differentiated comprehension based on the life of Emily Wilding  … read more
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Emily Davison biography and comprehension KS1
Differentiated questions, starting with literal skills and extending  … read more
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Sea explorers comprehension
Two differentiated versions of a comprehension activity about  … read more
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Black British History year planner
A compilation of links to information about individuals and events  … read more
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Edith Cavell biography
An activity based around a biography of Edith Cavell. Children  … read more
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The Ada Lovelace board game
A board game to help children gain an insight into the life of  … read more
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Queen Victoria fact cards
A whole host of activities based on a set of Queen Victoria fact  … read more
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Nelson Mandela – Biography and timeline cards
A biography of Nelson Mandela with a differentiated timeline  … read more
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Emmeline Pankhurst - word mat and vocabulary cards
A word mat of key words based on the suffragette movement. Includes  … read more
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Plant and animal adaptation cards
An activity based on Darwin's theory of evolution. Children must  … read more
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Queen Elizabeth's birthday – then and now
An activity to compare the time of Queen Elizabeth's birth and  … read more
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William Smith- chopped up
A listening activity about William Smith, the father of English  … read more
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Cross curricular literacy – history
A set of teaching ideas and tips for writing activities using  … read more
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Diary accounts – 1912 South Pole expedition
An extract from the journal of Captain Scott, covering the death  … read more
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Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot
A set of history activities to support the teaching of the story  … read more
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Florence Nightingale story planning
Plan a story about Florence Nightingale using the structure and  … read more
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Winston Churchill – a biography
Cut out the significant dates and events from Churchill's life  … read more
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Grace Darling - Why is she remembered as a heroine?
Focusing on the story of Grace Darling, children consider the  … read more
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Grace Darling – picture evidence
Children examine and annotate a painting of Grace Darling, looking  … read more
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The Grace Darling story – a musical retelling
Children are asked to compose various musical pieces that represent  … read more
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Mary Seacole – word mat KS1
A useful set of words to support the teaching about the life  … read more
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Mary Seacole – word mat KS2
A handy word mat with keywords suitable for teaching about the  … read more
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Mary Seacole – internet fact finder
A simple true/false research leader to scaffold children as they  … read more
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When will I be famous fact cards – KS1
Useful set of 24 fact cards that can be used to research famous  … read more
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When will I be famous fact cards – KS2
Useful set of 24 fact cards that can be used to research famous  … read more
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Beatles timeline
Children are challenged to place the significant events into  … read more
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Martin Luther King web research
A great resource for practising using the internet as a research  … read more
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St. George word mat – KS2
A really useful set of words for studying the life of St George.  … read more
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Grace Darling word mat – KS2
A useful set of words to support the teaching of Grace Darling.  … read more
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Grace Darling word mat – KS1
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Martin Luther King word mat
A useful set of words to support the teaching of Martin Luther  … read more
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Robin Hood – truth scale
Children sort information about Robin Hood. They have to decide  … read more
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Archimedes – Eureka moment play
A short play to dramatize the moment that Archimedes discovered  … read more
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Sorting the events – three special queens
Sort the events to match to the queen they relate to. Double  … read more
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Captain Scott – bad planning or bad luck?
Decide which of the key events in Scott's expedition were down  … read more
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Captain Scott's South Pole expedition timeline
Order the key events to create a record of Scott's expedition  … read more
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Famous explorers through the ages
A set of fact cards about some well known explorers, past and  … read more
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Space explorers – create your own fact cards
A set of research cards to uncover information about famous  … read more
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Charles Darwin research pack
Find out all about the scientist Charles Darwin using this research  … read more
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Martin Luther King storyboard
A storyboard to help children to sort the key events in Martin  … read more
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Who invented what?
Can you match the inventor with the invention? A fun interactive  … read more
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Florence Nightingale
Research Florence Nightingale and answer the following questions.  … read more
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