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Key word bookmarks

July 2, 2017


I have a variety on bookmarks I use with the students. We have a two year key stage three which is why there are only two bookmarks. I hope you will find them useful. There are 2 I made for GCSE also. 2017 Key word bookmarks y7 2017 Key word bookmarks y8 Germany key words […]

Senses starter/plenary

July 13, 2016


A very interesting but easy to set up starter/plenary to encourage students to really think around a picture image. I have used it a couple of times so far with the WW1 soldier and recently the evacuation image. The second time the students could pick which character they were going to write about and we […]

Key words display

June 19, 2016


A set of Key words made in the Comic Life act that you might find useful.   Blank

History plan-o-grams

December 7, 2013


I have been looking for a better way to prepare my students for assessment work with sheets that they can┬áplan on. My first attempt was for the impact of the railways assessment. I have just finished one for year 7 on interpretation. I have included key words for students to cross through when they use […]

Finding out about Year 7

September 22, 2013


September again and the usual problem of finding out what history they studied at primary. This year I am at a new school with new feeders and no knowledge of what these schools have covered. I decided to go with a Tardis idea. The students could colour the front in their favourite colours and the […]

Tear off challenges

July 30, 2013


I am always looking for ways to improve literacy through my history lessons. After seeing a picture on Pinterest I created this sheet below. I tried it out on my Year 9 classes in the last few weeks of term to see if it had an impact. I took the sheets round and the students […]

Classroom posters

April 9, 2013


I recently bought the grafio app and phoster and have started making posters. Feel free to steal and share. New poster inspired by Hodgson where we all had a laminate on our classroom door to encourage students to read.