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Autumn Term

The Stone Age

The stone age is a period in history that covers our earliest ancestors around 2million years ago to around 5 thousand years ago. We will be focusing on how our ancestors around 10,000 years ago survived and thrived in our local environment. We will look at how their lives changed from a hunter gatherer society to a settled farming community. We will study how innovations such as metal tools and domesticating plants and animals transformed their lives. We will also look at the way our ancestors changed the world around them.  

I Was Born in the Stone Age | POEM | Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

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Stone Age photos from Derby Museum

Stone Age farming and homes | History - Ancient Voices

A clip looking at the Old Stone Age, and hunter-gatherers who lived by hunting animals and collecting fruit and nuts. We also explore the first farmers, who ...

The Middle Stone Age | The Story of Britain | BBC Teach

Suitable for teaching 7 to 11s. This clip explores life in Mesolithic Britain through the eyes of a hunter-gatherer family. Part one of an 11-part historical...

Life in the New Stone Age | The Story of Britain | BBC Teach

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. An introduction to the changing way of life in Neolithic Britain through the eyes of a family, exploring their transition from h...

What do ancient bones tell us about the Stone Age? | History - Ancient Voices

Exploring ancient burials through the 'Red Lady of Paviland', one of the oldest skeletons found in Britain, which dates back 30,000 years.Subscribe for more ...

TRILOGY OF LIFE - Walking with Beasts - "Irish Elk" (Megaloceros)

All content in this video is the property of BBC worldwide! I'm simply using it under fair use! Music composed by Benjamin Bartlett

Irish Elk found: 10,000 years old and have a span of more than 3 metres

Antlers of extinct Irish Elk found in Lough NeaghThe antlers of an ancient Irish Elk have been found by two fisherman in Lough Neagh.The antlers are thought ...

Mummified ice age wolf pup and caribou found in northern Canada

The rare remains of an ice-age wolf pup and a caribou will offer insights about life in Canada's far north more than 50,000 years ago, scientists say. Please...

Life in the Bronze Age | The Story of Britain | BBC Teach

Suitable for teaching 7 to 11s. Life in Bronze Age Britain is explored through the eyes of a family. The impact of copper and tin mining and the development ...

Life in Iron Age Britain | The Story of Britain | BBC Teach

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. Iron, druids and hill-forts are central to this animated tale exploring the life of a family in Iron Age Britain. Part four of a...

A fun cartoon comparing our lives with those of a hunter gatherer family. A Day in the Life Of A 10-Year-Old in Ancient Britain - Hands on History - BBC

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Can you see an image carved onto the bone? This was found in Cresswell Crags in Nottinghamshire. 

Stone Age Boy Read by Memma The Cave Woman

Our very good friend - Memma The Cave Woman from reads the popular book Stone Age Boy by Satoshi KitamuraDo please c...

The Bronze Age

The Bronze age is named after the metal that people first used to make tools. These tools replaced stone tools.

Discovering metalwork in Bronze Age Britain | History - Ancient Voices

Archaeologist Raksha Dave visits Butser Ancient Farm to look at the beginning of the Bronze Age, and construct an axe head in exactly the same way Bronze Age...

Uses of wool in Bronze Age Britain | History - Ancient Voices

Archaeologist Raksha Dave visits Butser Ancient Farm near Portsmouth, and learns how woollen cloth was made in the Bronze Age.Subscribe for more History clip...

KS2 Prehistory - The Bronze Age did people make tools from metal during the Bronze Age? This short video, introduced by children, demonstra...

The Iron Age

The Iron age is named after the metal that was used to make tools, household objects and even weapons. Iron is stronger, harder and sharper than bronze so it soon took over as the metal of choice.

Daily life at home in Iron Age Britain | History - Ancient Voices

This clip asks what it was like to live in the Iron Age, and how do we know? Where does our information come from? Subscribe for more History clips from BBC ...

Life in Iron Age Britain | The Story of Britain | BBC Teach

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. Iron, druids and hill-forts are central to this animated tale exploring the life of a family in Iron Age Britain. Part four of a...

Forts and tribes in Iron Age Britain | History - Ancient Voices

Archaeologist Raksha Dave explores Maiden Castle - the biggest Iron Age Hill Fort in Britain.Subscribe for more History clips from BBC Teach on Thursdays whe...

The discovery of iron in ancient Britain | History - Ancient Voices

The remains of a 2,000 year old bucket, used on special occasions, gives us a clue to the nature of the Iron Age in Britain - how it began, and how it affect...

Spring term

What does it take to build an empire?

We will be studying the fascinating history of the Romans. We will learn how the empire began and how it became so powerful. We will learn about the Roman invasion of Britain and how it changed our ancestors lives. We will study about Boudica and the uprising that she led. Finally we look at some of the artefacts discovered by archaeologists in our country and what we can learn from them.

The Roman Empire and its effect on Britain | Primary History - Roman Voices

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. Historian Bettany Hughes explores what made Britain so attractive to the ancient Romans that they made it a province of their gr...

The Roman Empire

The Roman empire started off with just the city of Rome around 2700 years ago (or 753BCE) As it expanded over hundreds of years the people and land that it conquered were given the chance to become Roman. Anyone who wouldn’t would be either be killed or sold into slavery-so what would you choose?.

Animated History of the Roman Empire 510 BC - 1453 AD

Territorial Evolution of the Roman Empire from the earliest days of the Roman Republic through to the collapse of the Byzantine Empire.Based on maps from Wik...

A Roman villa

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Crofton Roman Villa Virtual Tour for Children

A tour of Crofton Roman Vila in Orpington, Bromley designed for KS2 children, but suitable for all. Ideal for those home-schooling or for schools covering An...

Mosaics are pictures and patterns made up of thousands of tiny coloured clay tiles. They were often used on walls and floors in Roman temples, baths and palaces. Wealthy Romans would decorate their villas (homes) with beautiful ornate mosaics. Clay tiles or tesserae would be carefully cut and placed on sticky plaster. Because they were made of hard coloured clay, that was baked hard as stone, they have survived for thousands of years. Many ancient Roman mosaics have been discovered in Britain (some here in Nottinghamshire) 


The mosaics give historians clues about what Roman life was like from the fashions that the citizens wore to the food they ate. Some mosaics discovered in the city of Pompeii were even used in fast food restaurants to show customers what was in the menu. 


You can have a go at making your own mosaic using small squares of paper and some glue. Keep your design simple, leave a gap between the tiles and make sure that they tesselate or fit together. Have fun 

Mr Rex has a go at mosaics

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Roman Mosaics

Public baths in Roman Britain | Primary History - Roman Voices

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. The clip examines how (and why) Roman baths were introduced to Britain and the variety of uses that they had. Subscribe for mor...

Boudicca & the Roman Invasion | The Story of Britain | BBC Teach

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. This animation explores life in Britain during the Roman Invasion and Boudicca's rebellion in 60AD. Part five of the 11-part The...

Life in Roman Britain | The Story of Britain | BBC Teach

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. An exploration of life in Roman Britain shown through the eyes of a Roman family. Part six of 11-part historical animated series...

The Roman Army

The Romans had a strong, well trained, professional army (professional means paid-most people at the time had other jobs rather than being in the army) The soldiers were well equipped and worked together as a team this meant that it could overcome much better fighters. There were two types of Roman Soldier, a legionary, who had to be a citizen of Rome and an auxiliary, who was often a specialized soldier (such as an archer or a cavalryman) from part of the Roman empire.

The army was arranged into smaller groups controlled by a centurion . This allowed the army to be controlled by its generals even in a big, confusing battle.


Roman soldiers were also trained in building techniques so if they needed to cross a river they could build a bridge to carry on (in 55bc Roman soldiers built a 300 foot bridge across the Rhine river in Germany in just 10 days) . They also used a variety of mechanical weapons such as catapults to overpower any city walls.

Soldiers in Roman Britain | Primary History - Roman Voices

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. Bettany Hughes explains the significance of Hadrian's Wall and visits the excavation of a fort at Vindolanda museum to uncover w...

A day in the life of a Roman soldier - Robert Garland

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Roman Numerals

Roman numbers used letters rather than numbers (the numbers we use today are Hindu/ Arabic numbers. Originating from India around 1500 years ago and introduced to Europe by Arabic scholars)

Roman numerals

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How Did The Romans Change Britain? | History in a Nutshell | Animated History

What have the Romans ever done for us? Loads. This episode of History in a Nutshell ticks off some of the ways Britain changed forever after the Roman invasi...

What Did Ancient Rome Look Like? (Cinematic Animation)

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Roman Gods


The Romans believed in many gods, they were polytheistic-poly means many (Christians, Jews and Muslims believe in one God, they are monotheistic-mono means one)

The Pantheon of the gods or the collection of the gods is similar to the Greek gods. Each god has his or her own story, powers and worshippers.  Jupiter was the King of the gods and is the father of many of them.  Juno was the wife of Jupiter the goddess of women and was seen as a protector.

People would worship them in temples and have small statues of them at home to protect themselves and their family. Gifts or sacrifices would be given to a particular god to ask for help.

So Many Gods | Rotten Romans | Horrible Histories

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Horrible Histories - Rotten Romans | Compilation

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So what did the Romans do for us?

Summer Term

The Victorians

1902 Time Machine - Street Scene in England (Speed Corrected w/ Sound)

This is a view of a street in Wigan in 1902. Check out one of the last steam trams at 3:48! A rare view right into the turn of the century (most of the film...

Queen Victoria's Underpants - by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley (© Harper Collins Publishing)

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The Victorian Seaside

For many, a trip to the seaside was a luxury that only the rich could afford. For them it was a place to promenade along the seafront showing off their finest clothes.

In Victorian times, the coast was increasingly seen as a healthy place to visit. Not only was the breezy sea air seen as refreshing and invigorating but the salty sea water was recommended as a cleansing drink. Drinking two pints of seawater was prescribed as a good cure! Many seaside towns developed a reputation as places to recover from illness and flourished as health spas.

For rich industrialists and their families living in the rapidly growing, dirty, smog filled factory towns, a visit to the coast would have been a welcomed break.

In Victorian times, the working classes worked every day (except Sundays when they were expected to attend church). They were not entitled to take holidays from their jobs and it was only when Bank holidays were introduced by law in 1870 that the working classes were able to enjoy a proper day off.

The growth of railways also meant travelling to the coast was more affordable.

Seaside Entertainment - Magic Grandad


Victorian Britain - Seaside Holidays

Incredible footage from the Mitchell and Kenyon archives of late-Victorian and early-Edwardian seaside holidays.

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside sung by Kidzone. Subscribe to the official KidsmusicCYP channel here! video is produced so that y...

Great movies to watch that are based in Victorian times

Just remember that not everyone spent their time singing in Victorian times wink

🎥 🍿 Oliver Twist, Please Sir I Want Some More

1968 version

Muppet Songs: Muppet Christmas Carol - Scrooge

The Muppet Christmas CarolDirected by Brian HensonReleased: 1992/01/01Starring Frank Oz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz and Michael CaineWant to se...