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    The Iron Age, along with the Stone Age and Bronze Age, features in the new KS2 History curriculum.

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    Run your own General Election

    In the run up to the General Election, why not run your own ‘election’ in school?

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April 2015

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BBC 2 launched (1964)

BBC 2 launched (1964)

Television channel BBC Two launched on this day in 1964 – although its first evening’s programming was disrupted due to a power cut.

Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday

Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday

Our current Queen’s birthday, born 1926. She also has an official birthday in June. On-line resources

 
St George's Day

St George's Day

The feast day of St George, patron saint of England, who according to history, fought and killled a dragon. Find St George’s Day

 
DNA Structure Determined (1953)

DNA Structure Determined (1953)

James Watson and Francis Crick publish their paper revealing the double helix structure of DNA on this day in 1953.

Tanzania formed

Tanzania formed

On this day in 1964 Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania.

April 2015 / May 2015

Monday 27 Tuesday 28 Wednesday 29 Thursday 30 Friday 01 Saturday 02 Sunday 03
Samuel F B Morse

Samuel F B Morse

The inventor of Morse Code was born on this day in 1791. Challenge older children to crack this wartime code.

Roman festival 'Floralia'

Roman festival 'Floralia'

The Floralia was a Roman festival dedicated to the goddess Flora which took place from April 27 to May 3. It was celebrated with dancing, drinking, and flowers.

International Dance Day

International Dance Day

Appreciate the art of dance, and get the children moving to the music today. On-line resources

George Washington becomes first US president (1789)

George Washington becomes first US president (1789)

On this day in 1789 George Washington was sworn in as the first elected President of the United States.

May Day

May Day

Celebrated to mark the start of summer with dancing around a maypole and the choosing of a May Queen. On-line resources

David Beckham's Birthday

David Beckham's Birthday

Famous football player born on this day in 1975. On-line resources

 

May 2015

Monday 04 Tuesday 05 Wednesday 06 Thursday 07 Friday 08 Saturday 09 Sunday 10
Greenpeace launched (1971)

Greenpeace launched (1971)

Founded in Canada in 1971 as the ‘Don’t Make A Wave’ committee, the environmental group officially changed its name to ‘Greenpeace Foundation’. Find resources on an environment theme here

Local History Month

Local History Month

Make the most of your local area’s history this month. Visit The Historical Association website for more information.

Four-minute mile broken

Four-minute mile broken

On this day in 1954, Roger Bannister ran a mile in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds. What strengths do the children think Roger had to draw on to succeed (determination, self belief)?

Smoking ban rejected

Smoking ban rejected

On this day in 1956, the British health minister – RH Turton – rejected a call for a ban on smoking. For a thinking-skills focus, pose your class the question: Should the Government ban smoking today?

VE Day (1945)

VE Day (1945)

Victory in Europe (VE) Day marked the end of the Second World War. We have resources about both World Wars.

Europe Day

Europe Day

Celebrate the formation of the EU in 1949 with a European cities topic. Each child could research a different capital city — add in food, flags and different languages for extra fun!

Nelson Mandela Became Prime Minister

Nelson Mandela Became Prime Minister

On this day in 1994, Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first black Prime Minister. Take a look at our activities and resources linked to South Africa.

May 2015

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Edward Lear's Birthday

Edward Lear's Birthday

Author and illustrator famous for his literary ‘nonsense’ and limericks born on this day in 1812. On-line resources

Alison Hargreaves conquers Everest

Alison Hargreaves conquers Everest

On this day in 1995, Alison Hargreaves became the first woman to reach Everest’s peak unaided. Download a poster of Alison Hargreaves.

 
International Families Day

International Families Day

Celebrate and discuss different families today. Find great activities and resources about families on our website.

First Academy Awards ceremony

First Academy Awards ceremony

On this date in 1929 the first Academy Awards, or ‘Oscars’, were handed out in Hollywood, California.

 

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