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Our new history topic  will be looking at History Beyond 1066. In particular we will be looking at wars throughout history and exploring how warfare has changed over time. Task 1, find out why 1066 is a significant date in British history. 

Create your own timeline showing the key events in British History. Include conflicts throughout history.

Week Beginning Monday 11th January 2021
Continue learning about the First World War.  Let's start with reviewing the causes of the war. 

Topic 1 The Battle of Hastings

Create an information page all about the Battle of Hastings. 
Go through the powerpoint and learn all about the Bayeux Tapestry, then complete the task below. 

 Now that you have learnt all about the Battle of Hastings, imagine that you were a surviving soldier (from either the Saxon or the Norman army), write a diary entry recalling your experiences. Remember to describe the lead up to the battle - what did you wear - what weaponry did you have  - how did you get to the battle site - how did you feel?

Talk about what you did to prepare to defend/attack. Talk about your experiences during the battle. Finally, what was your life like after the battle? 


Include Bayeux Tapestry inspired illustrations. 



 Week Beginning Monday 25th January

Topic 2: The English Civil War


Look at the power point below: create a timeline of events from the English Civil War. 


English Civil War Powerpoint

1. Mapping Sheet - explain what happened during each Civil War battle.

2. Timeline Images - use the images to help you to create your own English Civil War timeline. You can draw your own images or download, print and cut and stick the images provided. 

3. Cavaliers and Roundheads - use this sheet to help you to draw and label a Cavalier and a Roundhead Soldier. You can draw your own or download, print, cut and stick. Can you find out why the soldiers were called Cavaliers and Roundheads?

Week Beginning Monday 1st February

Topic 3: The American War of Independence

American War of Independence Information

American Revolution - Further information

American Revolution Key Events

George Washington Research Task

Research the life of George Washington. Use the questions on the pdf above to help you. You DO NOT need to print it out and fill it in. Use it as a guide to write the information on a piece of paper or on a word document. 

Write about the important events in the American Revolution

Use the pdf above to help you to write about the key events in the American Revolution chronologically. Write on a piece of paper or use your computer. Try to include some pictures. It would be lovely if you could draw your own pictures. 

Comparing Soldiers

Compare the soldiers (British and American) who fought in the American War of Independence. You can draw and label your own pictures. 
Week beginning Monday 8th February

The First World War

Look at the power point above, then use the information to make an information poster explaining why the First World War started. Included facts and pictures.

First world War Facts

Have a look at the First World War ration book. It shows you what a real ration book would have looked like. If you can - have ago at making your own. If that's not possible -don't worry about it. Complete the Ration Book activities in the pdf below. You can of course write your answers on a piece of paper or in a word document. 
Read the ebook and find out all about life in the First World War.
Create an information page all about World War One. Include information and pictures. 
Work through the power point and design your own First World War propaganda poster.
Imaging that you are a soldier serving in the trenches in the First World War - write your diary entry either on a piece of paper or using your computer. Don't forget to email your work to us. 
Week beginning Monday 22nd February 

Animals in Wartime

Remembrance Day

Week Beginning Monday 1st March

Find out why World War Two started.

Find out about the war time leaders.

World War 2 leader information

Write your own newspaper report about the outbreak of war

Find out about medals awarded

Week Beginning Monday 8th March