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3 mins History - Living with Rationing
Part of the series Primary Lesson Starters A primary classroom history resource about WW2 rationing

Primary British history videos

5 mins St Nicholas C of E School
Part of the series Assemblies
In this programme, a Year 4 class at St Nicholas Church of England Primary School present an assembly about King Henry VIII.
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3 mins Learning From the News - The Blitz
Part of the series Learning From the News
Marking the 70th anniversary of the start of the Blitz in September 1940, this short video and lesson plan can be used in Key Stage 2 history and English lessons to help primary pupils understand what happened.
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3 mins Learning From the News - The HMS Royal Oak
Part of the series Learning From the News
Remembering the second world war in this Key Stage 2 history classroom resource about the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak.
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4 mins KS2 History - The Immigrant's Story
Part of the series Primary Lesson Starters
Present Key Stage 2 history pupils with a first-hand account of illegal immigration into Britain. This video presents a wealth of cross-curricular opportunities spanning citizenship and geography as well as history.
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15 mins Children in World War II
Part of the series Primary Lesson Starters
This video features short clips of British and German film-makers' home movies taken during the second world war, which can be used as Key Stage 2 lesson starters.
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15 mins Post-War Britain: Immigration
Part of the series Primary Lesson Starters
Four Key Stage 2 history lesson starters highlight different aspects of immigration into Britain since 1945.
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4 mins Post-War Britain: Immigration - Changing Churches
Part of the series Primary Lesson Starters
For a Key Stage 2 history lesson idea, teach primary pupils how immigration has affected religion in Britain.
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4 mins Post-War Britain: Immigration - Race Relations
Part of the series Primary Lesson Starters
For Key Stage 2 history pupils, this short video focuses on racism in Britain during the 1960s, in the context of immigration to Britain.
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4 mins Post-War Britain: Immigration - New Neighbours
Part of the series Primary Lesson Starters
To help a Key Stage 2 history class learn about immigration into Britain since 1945, this short video looks at the mix of cultures in one area of Bristol.
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3 mins History - Living with Rationing
Part of the series Primary Lesson Starters
This primary classroom resource combines archive footage and personal accounts of life on the home front during the second world war, and explores the impact of rationing.
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