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The Great Fire of London

A first class learning site about the Great Fire of London. There is an interactive, animated story and excellent background information at different levels of detail. The site has excellent teacher resources.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

5-16 year olds
A Step Back in Time

See what happens when Josie and Gleep the alien travel back in time to Victorian times. How many differences to today can you find?

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

6-7 year olds
Design a Victorian Room

Choose from a selection of floors, lighting, wall coverings and furniture to furnish a Victorian drawing room. You can print out your room if you like.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
Heritage Explorer

Teaching activities provide a selected image supported by a teaching idea and associated worksheets, notes or whiteboard downloads. They ask a Key Question targeted at specific National Curriculum related historical topics.

Teachers

Partly tablet-friendly

5-18 year olds
Mitchell and Kenyon

Fantastic vieo footage from 1902 including Morecombe seafront in Lancashire. Great for an historical look at the development of the seaside resort.

Teachers

Not tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
Florence Nightingale

A wonderful animated, narrated story about Florence Nightingale.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

6-8 year olds
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for Kids

Worth a look if you are needing information on the Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Greeks, the Romans, Victorians or World War 2.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
How to Speak Like an Ancient Roman

A short video from the excellent DK Findout children's encyclopaedia which has some latin words which were used by the Romans. This is ideal as part of a topic on Romans.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

6-11 year olds
Object Lessons

An online display of artefacts with information from Islington Artefacts Library. Great for topics on Victorians and the Second World War. The text is difficult for Key Stage 1 children but the images are excellent.

Teachers

Partly tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
How Toys have changed

Interactive activities where children learn about dolls, teddy bears and cars and how they have changed over the years. This could be used as a non-fiction text. The site has printable worksheets.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

5-7 year olds
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