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Scarcroft History

What History do we learn at Scarcroft?

Please see individual year group pages for 'knowledge organisers' for each topic that those year groups teach and the curriculum page for progression grids.

History Detectives Club

History Detectives Club is a lunchtime club with Mrs McDonald where children can discover how archaeologists learn about the past. The club is currently running on a Wednesday lunchtime with children from Year 3.

Making Crop Marks

In our first session, we excavated coprolites (fossilised poo!) to investigate how archaeologists can discover what our ancestors ate:

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Young Archaeologists’ Club

What is the Young Archaeologists’ Club?

The Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) a club where 8-16 year olds can participate in real archaeology and discover why it matters. YAC members take part in all sorts of fantastic, hands-on activities, such as excavation, working with artefacts, visiting historical sites and undertaking experimental archaeology. They explore all eras of human history, such as the Romans, Vikings, Ancient Egyptians and Victorians.

If you have an artistic streak, we also run lots of craft-based activities based on archaeological periods and technology. You can mummify your own orangeexcavate an archaeological poo or bake some Viking bread! 

Interested? Ask you family to get in touch the York club:
Why not have a go at some of the activities at home by visiting ‘Things to Do’ page?

You can read all about the fantastic activities, competitions and projects we are involved in by visiting the ‘What’s New’ page.

Home School History Podcasts

BBC Sounds has teamed up with Greg Jenner, one of the writers of the Horrible Histories shows, to create a series of history podcasts. Shows so far include Pocahantos, Cleopatra, Roman Gladiators and the Space Race. Explore them all at:

National Geographic for Kids

Find fascinating history facts from around the globe, from ancient civilisations like Ancient Egypt and incredible kingdoms to lost cities and gruesome legends — perfect for young historians like you!

BBC's History for Kids

Enter ancient worlds, meet famous people and discover fascinating facts by exploring a wide selection of historical games and activities.

BBC Game - Back in time with... Astonishing Activists

Take a trip back in time with the people who wanted to change the world.