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History club for Year 2s

Discussion in 'Primary' started by bigvic, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. bigvic

    bigvic New commenter

    Hi could do with a bit of advice please. I'm going to set a history club in the new year for the year 2s and just wondering about the best way to do it. whether to pick a theme and aim for a display, or cover what they're doing in class (not v much hence the history club), or to cover a more drama based and quiz based structure?
    anyone done anything like this and could could offer some guidance?
    Thank you muchly
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    What about starting with 'a personal history' and get them to find out about their families, make family trees. useful for a display?

    Then you could move on to finding out about some local famous personalities. Lots of opportunities for hot seating and drama.
  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    I would do a theme: Explorers; kings and queens; battles ; disasters; etc

    Then teach all the highlights of (mainly) British history.
    Milgod and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Thing is now in the New Curriculum everything Post 1066 is only taught from KS3.(Don't ask! :mad::rolleyes:) I presume they don't want non-specialists teaching it?
    There is an option to do one post 1066 period as part of a 'local study, which is why I suggested looking at something local.
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  5. Milgod

    Milgod Established commenter

    There's no reason why you can't teach whatever history you think will engage the children (especially as this is for a club anyway). As long as the KS2 stuff is covered as well, teach away is my opinion.

    We recently held a whole school week dedicated to the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Invasion. Without wanting to put down our local secondary schools too much, the children certainly learnt a lot more than their year 7/8 counterparts. I haven't seen much 'specialist' history teaching from what are apparently outstanding secondary schools.

    Also, a minor adjustment to your point on the 'post-1066' unit. You can do a local history study that focuses beyond 1066 as well as a post 1066 unit based on a theme.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  6. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Zactly! So do what you like in the club!

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