Coxhoe Primary School

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At Coxhoe Primary School, we view History not only as simple facts and dates but encourage pupils to become detectives who explore the past in an exciting way. History is taught mainly through a topic based approach and gives pupils a chance to explore a wide range of sources from which the past may come alive.

History allows our children to compare and contrast, to examine how and why things have changed, to learn about historical characters and expand their research skills. We teach children to be open minded and enquiring thinkers who understand cause and effect. We want them to understand how people have lived in the past and compare this to modern life. We encourage first hand experiences through handling real artefacts and wherever possible arranging field work visits to relevant sites of historical interest in the region or bringing in specialists for in-school workshops.



Please use your child's year group page to find out what they are learning about each half term!


History games and activities for children to use at home or school.

Compare and contrast old and new toys. Includes flash presentations and pictures to use in class. Can also be used in Foundation Stage 2.

Homes through the ages, a tour of a Victorian home and some useful activities about Kitchens.

Slide shows and images to help you teach pupils about the seaside.

Quizzes and activities relating to the Great Fire of London. The writing frame is a valuable resource when teaching students about diaries.

Lesson plans, a writing stimulus and many other resources. Some of these links could also be used when contrasting with Mary Seacole.

An explanation and follow up activity about Remembrance Day.

A library of sites, games and resources to help when planning World War 2 lessons.

A good collection of links and lesson materials including a highly recommended ‘cyberhunt’.

A nice variety of resources, such as Roman hangman and a Roman detective game.

A selection of information sites with time lines, a virtual tour and flash presentation.

Activities including a Viking centre and Viking Quest for you and your class to explore.

A huge set of links to help you teach the subject of the Tudors.

Powerpoints, information sites and a ‘webquest’ to encourage independent learning about Ancient Greece.