ww2 blitz lesson

Which objectives do we cover? (for new 2014 NC see below)

Our Blitz School living history package is a perfect match for any ww2 topic, including the new NC changes of Summer 2013, which allow coverage of the topic either under local history or via the study of it as a 'significant event' (see note above).  


In terms of the former (pre-2013) curriculum, the following strands are covered (please click the links to go directly to a matching FREE teaching resource).

Historical interpretation

3.  Pupils should be taught to recognise that the past is represented and interpreted in different ways, and to give reasons for this.


Historical enquiry

4.  Pupils should be taught:

a)  how to find out about the events, people and changes studied from an appropriate range of sources of information, including ICT-based sources [for example, documents, printed sources, CD-ROMS, databases, pictures and photographs, music, artefacts, historic buildings and visits to museums, galleries and sites]

b)  to ask and answer questions, and to select and record information relevant to the focus of the enquiry.


Organisation and communication

5. Pupils should be taught to:

a)  recall, select and organise historical information

b)  use dates and historical vocabulary to describe the periods studied


Chronological understanding

1.  Pupils should be taught to:

a)  place events, people and changes into correct periods of time

b)  use dates and vocabulary relating to the passing of time, including ancient,

modern, BC, AD, century and decade.


Knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past

2.  Pupils should be taught:

a)  about characteristic features of the periods and societies studied, including the ideas, beliefs, attitudes and experiences of men, women and children in the past

c)  to identify and describe reasons for, and results of, historical events, situations, and changes in the periods studied

ww2 key stage two ww2 literacy task

2014 New Curriculum update:

Pre-2014 Curriculum objectives: