KS1 History

KS1 History lesson plans and complete schemes of work, ready to teach.

KS1 History lesson planning packs, designed to help Key Stage 1 pupils develop an awareness of the past and learn about significant individuals and historical events. A range of old and new curriculum topics covered.

These complete History KS1 lesson plan packs include detailed information, history vocabulary, slides, worksheets and differentiated resources covering a range of topics. Designed for all teachers, but with coverage of the National Curriculum for History in mind, PlanBee History schemes of work include learning all about changes within, and beyond, living memory. Significant events throughout history are covered in familiar favourite Key Stage One History topics, as well as exciting new topics to freshen up your curriculum planning. History enquiry skills are introduced too – all to help prepare your young pupils for deeper learning about aspects of history as they progress to Key Stage 2.

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  • Toys Past and Present

    Everyone loves playtime (even grown-ups!) and this Toys in the Past KS1 History planning pack allows your class to jump feet first into the fun-filled world of toys! Explore the history of toys with your Year 1 class as they think about and discuss t... Read More

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  • Homes in the Past

    Homes in the Past

    Year 1

    KS1

    Peek into the doors of the past as you and your class discover the history of homes. This KS1 'Homes in the Past' scheme of work investigates homes then and now by looking at the features of a variety of different types of homes and exploring a timel... Read More

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  • Castles: All HISTORY Lessons in Topic

    Find out about moats, portcullises, keeps and more in this Castles KS1 History series of lessons. Your class will discover the history of the medieval castle as they investigate castles by looking at their features and exploring a timeline of their u... Read More

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  • Famous Queens

    Famous Queens

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Take your class on a royal journey and explore the lives of queens in the past and present. These KS1 History 'Famous Queens' lessons will teach your children what it's like to be a queen and to live in a palace. Explore famous palaces in the United... Read More

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  • Intrepid Explorers

    Intrepid Explorers

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Use this Famous Explorers KS1 History pack to introduce your class to two intrepid explorers with this scheme of work for Year 1 and Year 2. Your class will meet Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, investigating why they are remembered today, wh... Read More

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  • Castles Topic

    Castles Topic

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    This KS1 Castles Topic for Year 1 and Year 2 is stuffed to the battlements with engaging and inspiring teaching resources to get your class of little lords and ladies excited about Castles! Your children will learn about the history of medieval castl... Read More

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  • Seaside Holidays in the Past

    Seaside Holidays in the Past

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Challenge your Year 1 or Year 2 class to explore seaside holidays in the past with this complete set of lesson planning and resources. Your KS1 class will investigate what we like about seaside holidays today before taking a look back to Victorian se... Read More

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  • Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

    This Guy Fawkes KS1 history series of lessons will inform your class all about Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night. They will learn why Bonfire Night is celebrated, why lots of the people living in England didn't like King James I and who Guy Fawkes is... Read More

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  • Travel and Transport Topic

    Travel and Transport Topic

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Hop on board and prepare to blast off on an exciting adventure with this Travel and Transport topic for KS1. Your class will explore journeys of all kinds, including how people get around now and how they travelled in the past, all through a selectio... Read More

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  • Childhood Then and Now

    Childhood Then and Now

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    These exciting, practical lessons will encourage your class to become historians as they learn about childhood and how it has changed over time, from toys crazes to schools to homes. With detailed lesson plans, including three-way differentiation... Read More

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  • Communication Then and Now

    Take a whistlestop tour across the ages from hieroglyphics to the world wide web as your class explore the history of communication. They will find out how people got in touch with each other before telephones and emails, as well as finding out about... Read More

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  • Florence Nightingale

    Meet Florence Nightingale, one of Britain's most famous historical figures, with this Florence Nightingale KS1 planning pack for Year 2. Find out about her remarkable life as you journey through lessons about her youth, her famous voyage to Scutari a... Read More

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