Primary History - KS1 & KS2 / Age 5 - 11
School Radio offers a range of primary History resources for KS1 and KS2 pupils arranged in clip libraries that include a mix of both audio and video clips and supported by Teacher Notes.
KS1 History resources
The Great Fire of London
Age 5 - 9. Explore The Great Fire of London through Music, Dance and Drama activities and a final History programme presented by Cat Sandion of CBeebies.
KS2 History resources
Tales from Ancient Greece
Age 9 - 11. A collection of some of the best-known stories from Ancient Greek mythology, including King Midas, the Minotaur, Medusa, Persephone and the Cyclops.
Ancient Greece - The Trojan War
Age 9 - 11. The main events of The Trojan War - as related by Homer in 'The Iliad' - are told by an Old Soldier remembering the battle and how it was ended by a wooden horse.
Age 7 - 11. Seven dramas explore Anglo-Saxon times, including Alfred the Great, Athelstan, the story of Beowulf and the end of the Anglo-Saxon dynasty at the Battle of Hastings.
Age 7 - 11. Topics include the reigns of Henry 8th and Elizabeth 1st, Tudor seafaring, Tudor medicine, rich and poor, work and play, Tudor exploration and Elizabethan theatre.
The life of Mary Seacole
Age 7 - 11. The life of famous Victorian Mary Seacole is told in three short video episodes. The episodes cover the Crimean War and what happened to Mary Seacole after the war.
Age 5 - 9. Watch a short video in which the famous Victorian Grace Darling - 'heroine of the sea' - tells us about her life and the famous sea rescue she undertook in 1838.
World War 2 Clips
Age 7 - 11. Video clips using material from the BBC archive. Topics include evacuation, the Blitz, rationing, songs, news reports, speeches, eye-witness accounts and wartime music.
Age 9 - 11. Bringing the past alive with stories about real life people and events. These stories have been selected from our collection of 'Audio stories'.