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Total coverage of the curriculum for KS2 History

Explore History with comprehensive and varied teaching material, like this engaging activity which lets you and your class go back in time to explore an Anglo-Saxon village. With over 733 slides in total, Year Box History enables you to teach each historical period at KS2 with confidence.

Year 3+4 History: The Anglo-Saxons; Settling in
Year 3+4 History: The Anglo-Saxons; Settling in
  • The 26 fully interactive presentations are matched to the QCA Scheme of Work for History.
  • Each lesson is full of engaging activities, whilst encouraging pupils to conduct their own historical research.
  • The wealth of material contained in each presentation enables you to explore and teach history in detail.

Well-organised resources for whatever you’re teaching

Boardworks lessons are coherently structured and enhanced by a wealth of material to stimulate and inspire your class. Interactive timelines are included to contextualise each lesson and assist with chronological understanding, such as this one from a lesson on Britain since 1948.

Year 5+6 History: Britain since 1948; Sign of the times
Year 5+6 History: Britain since 1948; Sign of the times
  • Units are designed to meet QCA recommendations. Lessons can be used across Years 3 and 4, or Years 5 and 6.
  • Clearly structured content makes it easy to find and select relevant material.
  • Presentations offer the opportunity for cross-curricular learning. Literacy, numeracy and geography skills can be utilised in the teaching of history.

Easy-to-use and ready-to-teach

Boardworks lessons are fully prepared and contain a wide variety of resources, saving you and your colleagues valuable preparation time. High-quality photographs of historical artefacts are used throughout the units, such as this photograph of a Roman villa. A magnifying glass found in the border tools allows pupils to inspect the image more closely.

Year 3+4 History: The Romans in Britain; Who were the Romans?
Year 3+4 History: The Romans in Britain; Who were the Romans?
  • Units are written and designed for pupils who are attaining at levels broadly appropriate for their age and are ready-to-use for whole-class learning.
  • All units have been authored to provide complete coverage of essential learning objectives and are presented in a coherent and logical fashion, ready to be worked through by the class.

Flexible, customisable resources

All the lessons are fully flexible and can be easily tailored to the needs of your pupils. Because they are in PowerPoint, the units are adaptable to any school’s teaching approach: all the National Curriculum Learning Objectives are incorporated, yet the slides can be rearranged, edited and extended to make the unit compatible with any lesson plan.

Year 5+6 History: The Aztec civilisation 2; Museum making
Year 5+6 History: The Aztec civilisation 2; Museum making
  • All presentations are created in PowerPoint for ease of use, versatility and editability.
  • Their flexibility means you can tailor the learning specifically to your individual class’s needs.
  • The customisable resources give you the freedom to be as creative as you wish while remaining confident that all learning objectives are covered.

Inspiringly interactive

Embrace the interactive potential of your whiteboard and explore history in a unique, engaging and stimulating way. Activities like this open-ended drag and drop encourage class discussion, reinforce historical understanding and make pupils aware of differing opinions.

Years 3+4 History: Anglo-Saxon mystery; Review
Years 3+4 History: Anglo-Saxon mystery; Review
  • There are plenty of ideas for independent work and research options leading on from the work covered in the lesson.
  • 273 interactive slides are embedded across the lessons.

A wealth of exciting ideas

Encourage class participation and understanding of key historical concepts with visually appealing and exciting activities. Bright, exciting animations set out events clearly, such as this one which details the first three wives of Henry VIII.

Year 3+4 History: The six wives of Henry VIII; Divorced, beheaded, died
Year 3+4 History: The six wives of Henry VIII; Divorced, beheaded, died
  • There are many colourful yet clear activities which explain key events and concepts. These are followed with interactive quizzes and tasks to reinforce pupils’ learning.
  • As well as captivating animations, historical evidence such as photographs, paintings and quotes are utilised throughout to show pupils how we know about the past.

Additional teaching support

Boardworks presentations are complemented by numerous additional resources to enhance your lessons in a multitude of ways. Historical records, such as this census from 1841, are used throughout the software to enable your pupils to gain a better understanding of the past.

Year 5+6 History: Our locality in Victorian times; Local life
Year 5+6 History: Our locality in Victorian times; Local life
  • Every unit is accompanied by detailed teacher’s notes to help you plan your lesson effectively.
  • Interactive menu systems link supporting documents for each unit and clearly highlight the learning objectives covered.

Engaging and comprehensive from start to finish

Round up your lessons with interesting and varied plenaries, like this interactive Victorian team game. Whatever your teaching style, Boardworks resources contain everything you need to comprehensively cover a subject from start to finish.

Year 5+6 History: Children in Victorian times; Plenary
Year 5+6 History: Children in Victorian times; Plenary
  • The interactive tests can be used in groups or individually, depending what is most appropriate for your lesson.
  • Vocabulary is reinforced through comprehensive glossaries.
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