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KS1 and KS2 History Resources

Delve into the past with Espresso

KS1 and KS2 History Resources

Delve into the past with Espresso

Level up the Wider History Curriculum

History is more than learning about the past. It challenges children to think critically and ask questions. It teaches them about change. It inspires curiosity.

Discovery Education Espresso provides KS1 and KS2 teachers with all the lessons and resources they might need to teach a vast range of topics across the History curriculum. From activities and printable resources to assemblies, poems and videos, exploring the past has never been so exciting!

Level up the Wider History Curriculum

History is more than learning about the past. It challenges children to think critically and ask questions. It teaches them about change. It inspires curiosity. Discovery Education Espresso provides KS1 and KS2 teachers with all the lessons and resources they might need to teach a vast range of topics across the History curriculum. From activities and printable resources to assemblies, poems and videos, exploring the past has never been so exciting!

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Pre-made Lessons for KS1 and KS2

From Bonfire Night to the Romans and Ancient Greeks, Discovery Education Espresso covers a vast range of KS1 and KS2 history topics. If you’re in need of some inspiration or are simply planning ahead, our ready-to-use, fully-resourced lessons have got you covered.

Everything you Need… in One Place

Gone are the days of trawling the internet for relevant resources and activities. With videos, quizzes, activity sheets, image galleries and more, you have everything you could possibly need to teach a successful history unit!

Comprehensive Teacher Guides

We want teachers to feel supported and confident With a ‘Teacher area’ for every topic, teachers feel supported teaching any area of history, old or new, with a topic overview, curriculum objectives and cross-curricular links. Planning has never been easier!

Immersive History Resources

Make lessons even more immersive with our guides of Sandbox AR – a completely free programme for you to download and explore with your class. Children won’t believe their eyes as they construct a Viking longboat or walk amongst Ancient Egyptian artefacts without ever leaving the classroom!

Pre-made History Lessons for KS1 and KS2

From Bonfire Night to the Romans and Ancient Greeks, Discovery Education Espresso covers a vast range of KS1 and KS2 history topics. If you’re in need of some inspiration or are simply planning ahead, our ready-to-use, fully-resourced lessons have got you covered.

Everything you Need… in One Place

Gone are the days of trawling the internet for relevant resources and activities. With videos, quizzes, activity sheets, image galleries and more, you have everything you could possibly need to teach a successful history unit!

Comprehensive Teacher Guides

We want teachers to feel supported and confident with a ‘Teacher area’ for every topic, teachers feel supported teaching any area of history, old or new, with a topic overview, curriculum objectives and cross-curricular links. Planning has never been easier!

Immersive History Resources

Make lessons even more immersive with our guides of Sandbox AR – a completely free programme for you to download and explore with your class. Children won’t believe their eyes as they construct a Viking longboat or walk amongst Ancient Egyptian artefacts without ever leaving the classroom!

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“The videos, texts and interactives can be applied to lots of different subjects and teachers can find what they’re looking for quickly and easily. Whether they’re teaching Science, Maths, English or Humanities, they can find relevant content to bring lessons to life.”

Suzanne Haigh, Headteacher KENSINGTON WADE SCHOOL – WEST LONDON

The key to keeping children engaged and interested is to show them how their learning is relevant today. Our ‘History in the News’ section supports you in creating cross-curricular learning experiences from a variety of age-appropriate news stories.

With videos, poetry, printable resources and music to name a few, Espresso has a plethora of interactive resources to really immerse children in history! From the ‘Jolly Sailor’s Hornpipe’ to a whistling firework, we’re bringing the real-world into the classroom.

History can be a bit of a minefield, but Espresso has carefully curated a 'Teacher area' for each topic. From objectives and assessments to writing opportunities and key vocabulary, they're here to help you use resources in the most effective and engaging way for you and your class.

Save resources at the click of a button! You’ll never have to worry about trawling the internet to try and find that one resource you loved. Simply bookmark a whole topic or activity and it will save to your personal homepage

From maps to painting, children get to explore different historical periods with access to incredible visual aids. You can even build an activity around an image, getting children to interact, ask questions and use their deduction skills to find out more.

History in the news

The key to keeping children engaged and interested is to show them how their learning is relevant today. Our ‘History in the News’ section supports you in creating cross-curricular learning experiences from a variety of age-appropriate news stories.

Immerse yourself

With videos, poetry, printable resources and music to name a few, Espresso has a plethora of interactive resources to really immerse children in history! From the ‘Jolly Sailor’s Hornpipe’ to a whistling firework, we’re bringing the real-world into the classroom.

Espresso-Website-History-Teachers supported

History can be a bit of a minefield, but Espresso has carefully curated a ‘Teacher area’ for each topic. From objectives and assessments to writing opportunities and key vocabulary, they’re here to help you use resources in the most effective and engaging way for you and your class.

Learning resources

Save resources at the click of a button! You’ll never have to worry about trawling the internet to try and find that one resource you loved. Simply bookmark a whole topic or activity and it will save to your personal homepage.

Image galleries

From maps to paintings, children get to explore different historical periods with access to incredible visual aids. You can even build an activity around an image, getting children to interact, ask questions and use their deduction skills to find out more.

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