History

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In this section of the site you can find out about the history curriculum for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and discover some great ways to get your child excited about history.

We also have ideas for some great excursions to historical attractions and even some no-sew history costumes (or brilliant kids' history costumes to buy!).

Plus, you can check out the Homework Gnome for every more great history topics.

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Playmobil: Romans
13 of the best ways to get kids excited about history
We’re surrounded by history and heritage, and these books, games, toys and apps will make it come to life for children (and adults!) of all ages. Cook a Tudor treat, visit a virtual Roman London or read the diary of a war nurse – each activity is packed with information and details that create a real sense of being in the past. Start a life-long love of history and its treasures today!
Best history books for children
Best history books for children
Travel back in time to visit a Roman bath-house, explore the Persian empire, find your way through an Elizabethan maze and witness the fall of the Berlin Wall – the whole of human history is brought to life for children in our pick of the best kids' books about world and British history.
Child in Viking costume
15 no-sew history costumes
Another week, another costume… that’s the way it feels sometimes! Non-crafty mum Phoebe Doyle has some no-sew, no-stress ideas to help you create a simple, effective costume for History Week at school, whether your child needs to look medieval, prehistoric or Victorian.

Worksheets

Primary and secondary sources worksheet
Primary and secondary sources
How do we find out about the past? What evidence is available to us, and how can we research events that happened over 100 years ago? This worksheet will help your child develop an understanding of the passing of time and encourage them to think historically.
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Check out the Homework Gnome for more great history topics

We've got lots of information on key history topics that are taught in Primary School in the Homework Gnome section of the site. For starters, have a look at these:

Meet some famous people from history

Check out the Homework Gnome for more about these well-known individuals:

Historical fiction for children

Introduce your child to a time machine: a book. Fiction set in different eras will bring the sights, smells and sounds of the past into the present and immerse your child in the events and lives of the people who came before us. Whether they're studying prehistory or the last century's world wars, there are fact-based fictional stories to choose from.

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