Ideas and Resources to Support Home Learning: History

  • What would you put in a time capsule?  We are planning on burying a time capsule at the new school site.  Think with your family about what information or items would show how we live today.
  • Draw out your family tree. Ask questions of different family members to see how far you can trace your family back!
  • Call some of the older members of your family and ask them questions about their life when they were a child. What did they do for fun?  What was school like? What was their house like?  Record this information as a fact file/ poster/ power point.
  • Find out about a famous person in history. Florence Nightingale or Edith Cavell might be especially relevant.
  • Our school building was opened in 1974. Research what interesting (child friendly!) world events have happened from 1974 – 2020?  For example: In 1976, the first Star Wars film was released. In 1980, the wreck of the Titanic was found. We saw the first Harry Potter book published in 1997. Record your findings as a poster!

Useful websites

  • BBC Bitesize is excellent for History resources, with guides, videos, activities and quizzes.
  • Norwich Cathedral has home learning activities, including resources on Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell.
  • The Historic England website includes an education section that includes teaching activities, power points and worksheets.
  • Online, you can also take a virtual tour of The Natural History Museum and The British Museum among others!

Hethersett Woodside Primary and Nursery School
Coachmaker Way, Hethersett, Norwich NR9 3GN

Headteacher: Mrs Louise Mainwaring
Deputy Headteacher: Mr Sam Carter
Assistant Head teachers: Mrs Nicola Ingham and Mrs Samantha Easey

Tel: 01603 810674 (Finance and Personnel enquiries) (Parent / Carer general enquiries)

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