Year 1 History

Year 1 History topic lesson plans and complete schemes of work, ready to teach.

Year 1 History lesson planning packs across a range of topics, packed with detailed information, slides, worksheets and activities, all designed for excellent History Year 1 curriculum coverage.

Every single PlanBee History lesson plan pack is created by experienced primary teachers to ensure excellent differentiation and engaging learning activity. If your school teaches the National Curriculum, these schemes of work are ideal: they directly address the Year 1 History learning objectives.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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We really do mean this! Whether you want an individual lesson or a complete scheme of work, our teaching packs come with a detailed lesson plan that walks you through an engaging input, a slideshow presentation to go with it, differentiated activity ideas, and — in most cases — a range of printable resources such as worksheets, activity cards or writing frames. If anything else is required, you'll be able to see at a glance, as everything you need is listed at the top of every plan!

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We're qualified primary teachers with extensive classroom experience. We know how hard the job is! That's why we try to give you as much as we can with every teaching pack – to help you and make life easier. We've obsessively pored over the National Curriculum objectives to make sure that you get excellent coverage when you teach with PlanBee, and that you get engaging, challenging learning activities with which all of your children can achieve and make progress.

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