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Humanities - KS2

A Place in Time – Bristol

Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to place important events from Bristol's history in Chronological order, understanding both timelines and key vocabulary in order to help them do so.
1 hour


In this lesson, students will discover the history of Bristol.  Starting in the Prehistoric age and calling at the historical periods through to modern day, students will bring to life a giant-timeline that allows them to explore how the city has developed through time, and the key events that have shaped it.

With lots of additional activities included, and opportunity for students to create their own timelines, this lesson reveals a side to Bristol that students may never have heard of before.

Curriculum Links

KS2 History

  • a local history study
  • consolidating and extending pupils’ chronological knowledge

KS2 Geography

  • locational knowledge; naming and locating counties and cities, land use patterns
  • Geographical skills and fieldwork; using maps and compass points
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This lesson is designed to be taught in a classroom. However, if you would like to visit Bristol with your class, please use either of the options below to help plan your journey. 

The nearest station is Bristol Temple Meads.

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