EYFS History Challenge - No 1
1) If you can go outside with your child on a daily walk, try and help them look for buildings that look older than others.
2) Help your child to develop a sense of change over time and help them to differentiate between past and present by growing plants or looking at photographs of their life. Talk about past and present events in their own lives and in those of other members of the family or friends. You could look at photographs of themselves and siblings as babies and compare what they can do now with what they could do then.
3) Read stories that introduce a sense of time and people from the past.
KS1 History Challenge - No 1
Mosaics became popular from the first century AD. They were made from small pieces of coloured glass or stone. Artists first drew the design before spreading plaster and pressing the glass into it.
Can you make your own mosaic?
Equipment: Black paper, glue, scraps of coloured paper
• Create a design.
• Tear paper into small squares.
• Arrange the squares into your design.
• Glue the pieces down, leaving small gaps between each piece.
KS2 History Challenge - No 1
Viking letters were known as runes. Each rune is formed from straight and diagonal lines so they were easy to carve into wood or stone. Most surviving runic inscriptions exist on stone monuments. Runes were shrouded in mystery because very few people could read or understand them. Create your own runic letters and write your name using them.
Note: If clay or playdough is available, children can ‘carve’ their letters and symbols.
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