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Breaking down barriers – Steps to promoting greater diversity in your primary History teaching

Bev argues that there should be more diversity with relation to disability in the teaching of History in schools Read more »

Why do we study the Great Fire of London at Key Stage 1?

Bev Forrest thinks it’s time for a fresh look at our study of significant events.

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Curiosity, creativity and conversation – maximising the impact of object learning in your classroom

Bev Forrest and Stuart Tiffany discuss the importance of using objects in engaging, hands-on history lessons. 

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Embedding Writing Skills in History

Stuart Tiffany and Bev Forrest discuss how to build on core writing skills and encourage reluctant writers with imaginative and engaging history lessons.

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A study beyond 1066 – a missed opportunity

Bev Forrest and Stuart Tiffany discuss the planning for and delivery of the post-1066 study at Key Stage 2.

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A fresh look at the classroom timeline By Bev Forrest and Stuart Tiffany

Timelines should be an exciting and dynamic feature of the classroom. Are you using timelines to help children with their chronological understanding? Bev Forrest and Stuart Tiffany offer some useful advice about creating exciting timelines to develop childrens' understanding of chronology. Read more »

Is Black History Month still relevant in British schools today?

Black History Month found its way to the UK in 1987 following its successful implementation in the USA and Canada. Its role was to celebrate and inform the public about all aspects of black history and culture. Bev Forrest discusses whether it is still relevent for primary schools.  

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Voyagers ‘creative gold’ for teaching history and geography

Voyagers, our brand new history and geography resource for Key Stages 1 and 2, had a fantastic review in this month's Teach Primary Magazine! 

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Rising Stars and the GA join forces!

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with the Geographical Association (GA) to produce a brand new primary geography and history resource 'Voyagers'. 

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