In Living Memory

Comparing pupils’ lives with the recent past not only enables pupils to handle more familiar sources and make direct comparisons with their own experiences, it also opens up opportunities for using oral history. For this reason 3 specific topics have been chosen as a focus for study: Going to the Seaside when granny was a girl; washday in the past; toys our grandparents played with. You will also find useful material related to Bonfire Night in the past by looking in the Famous Events section.

Teaching In Living Memory to Key Stage 1

Within living memory is one of the periods of time KS1 pupils need to study. At first sight it might seem obvious that this is the period best suited to Year 1, because it is more familiar. If you think a little longer you may...
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Teaching Toys to Key Stage 1

Toys is an obvious topic to select for infants. Not only is it appealing , at least initially, it is also one where you can find a good range of artefacts. Investigating these objects helps not only in Art and Science but also in Design...
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In Living Memory: Key Stage 1

Comparing pupils' lives with the recent past not only enables pupils to handle more familiar sources and make direct comparisons with their own experiences, it also opens up opportunities for using oral history.  For this reason 3 specific topics have been chosen as a focus...
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