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History

Summer 2 Week 2 - 8th June - 12th June 2020
  • Research and learn about the Romans, including what they ate, how they lived, where they lived, their hobbies and what they looked like.

Create a fact file, fact poster, mind map or PowerPoint

Summer 2 Week 1 - 1st June to 5th June 2020
  • For our chocolate topic we learned about Kulkukan and how he brought chocolate to the Mayans. He lived in the Chichen Itza. Research about what the Chichen Itza is. Create a fact file, mind map or PowerPoint about it.
  • Research the Iron Age, such as what they ate, how they got food, where they lived, what they did, what they invented. Create a mind map of the facts you learn, a poster, fact file or a PowerPoint.

Summer Week 5 - 18th May to 22nd May 2020

  • Research about what it was like to live in the Stone Age. Create a mind map, poster or PowerPoint about what life was like for them. You can also use the information to design a Stone Age house.
  • Choose a famous landmark of place in the United Kingdom, such as the London Eye, Stonehenge, Loch Ness, Angel of the North... Research about your chosen landmark. Then create a fact file or information poster about it.  Where is it? Who built it? When was it made or discovered? Why is it a landmark? Interesting facts about it.

Summer Week 4 - 11th May to 15th May 2020

Complete the history activities. 

 

  • Research a modern day hero. Who are they? Where are they from? What did they do? Why are they important? Why are they a hero? Create a fact file, biography, poster or PowerPoint about them.

 

You can choose any modern day hero to research and learn about. For example: Florence Nightingale, Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela, David Attenborough, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Greta Thunberg

  • Research the characteristics of a modern day or real life hero. What makes a hero? Complete a mind map of characteristics a hero has. Design a hero using the characteristics.

Summer Week 3 - 4th May to 7th May 2020

Aim to complete two of the history activities. You can choose which activities.

 

  • Research VE Day. What is VE Day? Who celebrates it? Why is it important? When is it celebrated? Where is it celebrated? How was and is it celebrated? Create a fact file, poster or PowerPoint about it.

Use the resources below to help you. You can also use the Internet to research VE Day.

  • Research and learn about Winston Churchill. Who was he? What did he do? Why was he important? What did he announce on VE Day? Create a fact file, biography, poster or PowerPoint about him.
  • Write a diary entry as if you had just heard the announcement that the war for Europe was over or you partaking in a VE Day street party. You could also write a newspaper article about the events. Use the link above to learn about VE Day.
  • Research a WW2 veteran (For example, Captain Tom Moore) and create a fact file about them. Who is he? What did he do in the war? Why was he important? What has he recently achieved?
  • Plan a VE Day party for 8th May 1945. Use the ration sheet to help you to plan what food you would have at the party, what clothes you may buy throughout the year and the toiletries you have access to.

Summer Week 1 and 2 - 21st April to 24th April and 27th April to 1st May

Complete one activity from each history area.

  • Research the history of your country. Has a significant historical event happened there? What was the event? Create a fact file about the event.
  • Find out about a famous landmark your country has. Create a poster about it. What is it? Who built it? Why was it build? When was it built?
  • Are there any famous people from your country? Who are they? What did they do? What are they famous for? Create a fact file, poster or a PowerPoint.

Week 2 - 30th March to 3rd April

Complete one activity from each history area.

Moon Landing

Research the Moon landing. Who were the first people on the Moon? Where were they from? When did it happen? What happened? How did they get there?

  • Write a newspaper report about the Moon landing.
  • Create a poster or fact file about the Moon landing.
  • Create a PowerPoint about the Moon landing.
  • Make a comic strip or story map of the Moon landing.
  • Recreate the Moon landing. What would you wear? How would you walk?

Space Travel

Research the history of space travel, including what astronauts have been to space and where they went.

You could research: What women have gone to space? What Men have gone to space? When did they go to space? Whereabouts in space did they go? What animals have been to space?

  • Create a poster or fact file for a chosen astronaut. For example, Helen Sharman, Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Tim Peake.
  • Research what females have been to space. Create a fact file of female astronauts.
  • Make a timeline of space travel. Research the history of space travel. What has happened in space? When did it happen? Then make a timeline of key events.
  • Research the history of the International Space Station (ISS). What is it for? When was it built?
  • Research an area of space travel that interests you. Then present your findings in your chosen form, for example a poster or fact file.
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