Lesson Plan

By Sarah Peloe, published 6th December 2010

Please note: this lesson was produced as part of the Nuffield Primary History project (1991-2009) and pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum. It is part of a full sequence of lessons available here.

Pupils asked:

  • Who was Boudicca?
  • What was she like physically and what was she like as a person?
  • What did other people think about her? 
  • What was her fate and why?

Pupils studied a document and a picture to learn about a historical person through questioning and close observation of written detail.
They built up their vocabulary through the visual representation of feelings.
They read a Nigerian poem which demonstrated the poetic genre, and modelled the genre by writing their own poetry based upon the historical heroine and the Nigerian poem.

There was a strong link between literacy and history. All lessons were taught during the literacy hour.

(These resources are attached below)

 Primary teaching methods (including sections on reading books; the visual image; drama and role play; questions and questioning)

Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings: more lessons

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