Category Archives: History

A Short History of the World review

We enjoy learing about History and although I try to study individual time periods with the kids we often end up discovering other bits of history during our  learning activities and our trips into the museums. For me it is … Continue reading

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Tutankhamun Book and Art

Along with our Egyptian workshop and outings to see Egyptian artifacts we have also been reading some Egyptian books and doing a few Egyptian pages from Activity Village. One of my daughter’s favourite Egyptian themed book has been the BIG … Continue reading

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Egyptian Workshop and Hieroglyphs

At the beginning of the year I booked the kids into two history workshops at the British Museum.  We went to our first workshop this week and it was brilliant.  I honestly had no idea what to expect but at … Continue reading

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Guy Fawkes Activity Village Pages

We have never really done many Guy Fawkes activities in the past so this year I decided it was time for both the kids and myself to learn about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot. A couple of our history … Continue reading

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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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