Category Archives: History

Christopher Columbus

One of the books that both my kids have been enjoying is their Christopher Columbus (Young Reading Level 3). They have found the story fascinating, lots of comments about how could people  have thought the earth was flat, how did … Continue reading

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Bodiam Castle and more

On one of our recent walks at a National Trust site I spotted a pamphlet with a castle on the front.  Bodiam Castle.  As we have been reading about castles and as it is a National Trust site which means … Continue reading

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Learning about Castles

As part of our Middle Ages theme we have been spending some time learning about Castles.  The kids have enjoyed learning how castle designs developed from wooden structures to stone buildings and how so many features of the castle were … Continue reading

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Animated clip of a Roman Soldier by Twinkl

Both kids really enjoyed learning about the Romans so when I heard that Twinkl had made a short animated clip about a Roman Legionary I immediately downloaded and showed the kids.  They thought it was great (the clip is about … Continue reading

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Roman Numerals and Roman Coins

Last week a book I bought my daughter on Pompeii arrived and she immediately divided into it reading, asking questions and digging out other Roman themed books and suddenly we are all about Romans in our house.  The kids have … Continue reading

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Historical Timeline and Cone People

We first printed out the Historical Timeline from Twinkl when we learnt about the Stone Age.  The timeline includes all major time periods (World History and British History) without it being too overwhelming.  My daughter was totally fascinated by it … Continue reading

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More Prehistoric fun

I am glad to report that Prehistoric Park is still going strong in our house.  My kids just love it, they have made their own game where they go and look for Dinosaurs to bring back to their own Prehistoric … Continue reading

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