BBC Bitesize Home Learning History Lessons

On 20th April 2020, BBC Bitesize launched all new daily lessons to help keep children learning during this social distancing period. 

Each day new lessons and activities and posted with ideas and activities you can do at home as well as a wealth of information so you can be the historian yourself. 

Monday 20th April: Ancient Egyptians 
(This civilisation is learnt about in Year 4 at St Joseph the Worker but that doesn't mean you can't get a headstart if you're in a younger class. Also if you're older, why not go back and test your knowledge, let Mrs Lee know that you remember when she taught you about the Ancient Egyptians)

If you are watching the daily programmes on BBC iPlayer or the Red Button then these are some brilliant links to further learning from today's programme schedule.

KS1 (Y1-2): Who was Neil Armstrong?

LKS2 (Y3-4): How did the Romans change Britain?

UKS2 (Y5-6): Kingdom of Benin 
                     (Whilst at St Joseph the Worker, we have chosen to learn about the Ancient Maya in Year 6, learning                        about this would be a great way to compare and contrast the two civilisations)
                      How to be a Historian?


Year Group Specific Lessons Released every Monday

Year 1: Who was Dr Martin Luther King?
             Who was Rosa Parks?

Year 2: Who was Neil Armstrong?
             How can I be a historian?

Year 3-4: How do we know what Pre-Historic Britain was like?
               How can I be a historian?

Year 5-6: What was life like for the Ancient Egyptians?
             Who were the Ancient Egyptians?


Don't forget to tune in on BBC iPlayer to see what is being taught today!

If you complete any of the activities linked with these pages, don't forget to send your pictures into school, I'd love to see them. 


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