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KS2 History is Easy:
Vikings

Looking to help your child learn and revise KS2 History? This workbook has been designed to cover the entire 2017 SATs curriculum for KS2 History Vikings and is ideal for both children and parents. Let us teach your child KS2 History the EASY way...

  • A unique 161-page guide - learn the history the fun way!;
  • Detailed advice for both your child and you;
  • Up-to-date with the new national curriculum;
  • History taught in a fun and engaging way with illustrated characters;
  • An easy to follow breakdown of each topic;
  • Questions, games and quizzes to track the progress of your child.

KS2 History is Easy: Vikings

This book contains all content taught in primary schools about the Vikings and how Britain changed because of them. This content is presented in a clear and digestible way, alongside a variety of images and diagrams to aid learning and keep it interesting. Also, at the end of each chapter, your child will find practice questions and activities which they can use to test their knowledge and cement their understanding. KS2 History is Easy: Vikings has been created to be as engaging as possible for your child, and spark their interest in history. As a bonus, we have included a mock exam paper so you can get a sense as to how well your child is progressing.

KS2 History is Easy: Vikings contains:

  • 160 pages of well-presented and engaging history content in line with the government’s new national curriculum;
  • Varied activities and practice questions and answers;
  • Engaging pictures and diagrams to help your child’s understanding;
  • Easily-navigable chapters and topic sections;
  • An introduction containing advice and guidance for parents.

WHY HISTORY IS TAUGHT AT PRIMARY SCHOOL LEVEL

Below we have outlined specific criteria from the government about what KS1 and KS2 pupils should be achieving in their history studies, as well as what the focuses of the primary syllabus are.

Key Stage 1

Pupils should:

  • Develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases to describe the passage of time.
  • Know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework, and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.
  • Use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms.
  • Ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events.
  • Understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past, and identify different ways in which it is represented.

Key focuses

  • Changes in national life within living memory.
  • Historical events beyond living memory, with national and/or international significance.
  • The lives of individuals who have contributed significant achievements.

Key Stage 2

Pupils should:

  • Continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of local, British, and world history.
  • Use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms.
  • Establish clear narratives within and across the studied historical periods.
  • Note connections, contrasts, and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.
  • Address questions about change, cause, similarity, difference, and significance.
  • Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.
  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

Key focuses

  • Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.
  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.
  • Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots.
  • The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England, up to the time of Edward the Confessor.
  • A local history study (this will of course vary from school to school.)
  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066. (E.g. the changing power of monarchs – using case studies such as John, Anne, and Victoria.)
  • The achievements of the earliest civilisations, such as Ancient Egypt or Ancient China.
  • Ancient Greece, its achievements, and its influence on the western world.
  • A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history, such as early Islamic civilisation, or the Mayan civilisation.

A SELECTION OF SAMPLE QUESTIONS
FROM THIS GUIDE

Question 1

On the map below, draw a circle around the area that we can refer to as Scandinavia.

Question 2

Using the Old Norse alphabet (shown below), translate the message shown on the rune stone into English.

Question 3

In the space below, make your own design for a Viking shield! Consider using an intricate pattern and/or mythological creature in your drawing.

Question 4

List three things the first Viking raiders found appealing about the monasteries in Britain:

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Question 5

Answer the following multiple-choice questions about Ethelred the Unready and his dealings with the Vikings by circling a), b), or c).

I. The fact that Ethelred the Unready offered the Vikings so much money showed that he was:

a. Confident

b. Desperate

c. Smart

II. How was the money raised for this offering of Danegeld?

a. Taxing the English people

b. Ethelred’s personal wealth

c. Foreign investment

III. Offering this money was successful.

a. True

b. False

c. Hard to say

Question 6

Complete the following wordsearch about all the people involved in the events leading up to and following King Canute’s death.

ANSWERS TO SAMPLE QUESTIONS

Question 1

Question 2

The message reads:

TORVALD IS STRONG AND
MIGHTY

Question 3

*This question has no wrong answers – show your creativity!

Question 4

Three things the Vikings found appealing about the monasteries:

• They were undefended;

• They were isolated (far from Anglo-Saxon strongholds);

• They were impressive buildings, which suggests there were valuables inside, which there were.

Question 5

I. The fact that Ethelred the Unready offered the Vikings so much money showed that he was:

b. Desperate

II. How was money raised for this offering of Danegeld?

a. Taxing the English people

III. Offering this money was successful.

b. False

Question 6

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KS2 History is Easy: Vikings is the comprehensive guide to the primary school topic of ‘the Vikings’. Designed to spark interest through ease of use and clarity of explanation, this guide has been made to help your child enjoy history, while improving their studies.

Not only that, but this book will allow you to track your child’s progress with our sample questions and mock test. So, invest in your child’s academic future today!

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KS2: History is Easy - Vikings is the easiest way for your child to master Viking history and pass the 2017 SATs curriculum.

  • A unique 161-page guide - learn the history the fun way!;
  • Advice for both your child and you;
  • Up-to-date with the new national curriculum;
  • History taught in a fun and engaging way with illustrated characters;
  • An easy to follow breakdown of each topic;
  • Questions, games and quizzes to track the progress of your child.
  • Detailed example questions – contains a full mock exam to track your child's learning and understanding of KS2 History;
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