History KS2

Welcome to the KS2 History area.

Here you will find two lessons that support local history teaching and learning. In both lessons children explore the different ways that historical information can be researched, and empathise with the people who lived or worked around the study object. They create timelines at different scales e.g. local, national and international.

Lesson one is an adaptable local history study template. It contains researched links to objects which might by suitable for study if your school is in London boroughs affected by the Tideway project. Children explore a building, object, or organisation that has had a significant impact on the local area and community. They investigate their study choice and consider what impact it had on local people and life in the borough.

Lesson two focuses specifically on the Peek Frean biscuit factory in Bermondsey. It will be of particular interest to primary schools in the locality of ‘Biscuit Town’. Children explore the history of the factory, the products it made and the influence it had on the local area and community.

Introducing the Thames Tideway Tunnel

Watch the video to find out why we need to clean up the River Thames.

History KS2 Lesson 1: Local history template

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History KS2 Lesson 1: Local history template

Screen 1: You Poo Too video

History KS2 Lesson 1: Local history template

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Screen 2: A modern photo of an original Bazalgette sewer tunnel

History KS2 Lesson 1: Local history template

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Screen 3: The Thames Tideway Tunnel will connect with the Lee Tunnel (pictured) to transfer sewage to Beckton for treatment, protecting the river from pollution

History KS2 Lesson 2: Peek Frean in Bermondsey

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History KS2 Lesson 2: Peek Frean in Bermondsey

Screen 1: You Poo Too video

History KS2 Lesson 2: Peek Frean in Bermondsey

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Screen 2: A modern photo of an original Bazalgette sewer tunnel

History KS2 Lesson 2: Peek Frean in Bermondsey

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Screen 3: The Thames Tideway Tunnel will connect with the Lee Tunnel (pictured) to transfer sewage to Beckton for treatment, protecting the river from pollution