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Vocabulary 1
Hopefully your school was built after the dinosaurs roamed the Earth, rather than before!

Vocabulary 1

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 History for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with developing an awareness of the past and using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. This will improve their vocabulary skills.

As KS1 children develop an awareness of how units of time are used and how time 'works', they begin to understand how to talk about things which happened in the past using the correct words. They also develop an awareness of the difference between things which happened in the very recent past, within their lifetimes or many years ago.

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1.
My grandparents and great-grandparents were all born...
after me
at the same time as me
last year
before my parents
Your great-grandparents had children who became your grandparents, or your parents' parents
2.
My parents were born...
after I was
at the same time as me
before I was
last month
Your parents are older than you and so must have been born earlier than you
3.
The Great Fire of London happened...
in a while
next year
last week
long ago
The Great Fire of London happened in 1666, which is more than 300 years ago!
4.
History is not always about things which happened long ago. History can also be about things which happened...
in the future
more recently
next week
many years from now
Events can't be called 'history' until they have actually happened - even if that was only last week
5.
My school was built...
before the dinosaurs roamed the Earth
long after the Vikings came to England
before the pyramids were built
before there were cavemen
Hopefully your school was built fairly recently - the other things all happened long ago!
6.
Television was invented....
long before I was born
last month
after I was born
last week
Television was invented at the beginning of the last century
7.
Things were very different when our grandparents were young. There have been many inventions since....
before
after
now
then
Modern life is changing all the time!
8.
I was born...
last week
several years ago
last month
yesterday
If you were born yesterday, last week or even last month, it's unlikely you'd be doing this quiz!
9.
The Romans invaded Britain...
yesterday
next Tuesday
in a while
many years ago
The Romans invaded more than 2000 years ago!
10.
I will find out my score for this quiz...
last year
long ago
very soon
yesterday
Once you have played all ten questions
Author:  Angela Smith

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