Primary History 86

The primary education journal of the Historical Association

Published: 30th October 2020

In this edition of Primary History

04 Editorial (Read article for free)

05 HA Primary News

06 HA Update

10 History in the news: George Floyd protest in Bristol: Colston statue toppled – Paul Bracey (Read article)

14 Developing chronological understanding and language in the Early Years and Foundation Stage – Damienne Clarke (Read article)

18 All the fun of the fair! Key Stage 1: Beyond living memory – Alf Wilkinson (Read article)

20 Re-evaluating the role of statues – Stuart Boydell (Read article)

24 Blending history and creative writing: imagining a lost Anglo-Saxon poem – Fran Allfrey and Beth Whalley (Read article)

32 Language and communication in the ancient world – Matthew Laban (Read article)

38 How a history club can work for you and your pupils – Dimi Gospodinova (Read article)

41 Anniversaries: The Coventry Blitz, 14 November 1940 – Paula Kitching;
The Grave of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey: a hundred years of healing 1920–2020 – Elisabeth Parker (Read articles)

46 Back to basics: what does a good history lesson look like? – Susie Townsend (Read article)

48 How can we teach about medieval Britain in primary schools? – Tim Lomas (Read article)

56 One of my favourite history places: Studland Village, Dorset – Matthew Sossick (Read article)

58 Storytelling the past: the role of story and storytelling in primary history – Alastair Daniel (Read article)

63 The back cover image: Malachite Urn – Sophie Jones (Read article)

Centre spread double-sided pull-out poster:
Re-imagining statues: how should we do this?
Historical fiction prizes: Summer 2020

Regular features: Primary History runs a number of great regular features including Ideas for Assemblies, One of My Favourite History Places and Pull-out Posters. You can view all editions of these features here.

Cover image: ‘The Unknown Warrior’ – the crowded nave of Westminster Abbey 11 November 1920, drawing by Fortunino Matania ©The Dean and Chapter of Westminster.

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