The 'On This Day' Pack

Teach your children about an event that takes place every day of the year with our downloadable Powerpoint presentations. Answer the questions, try the activities and inspire learning based on these daily prompts!

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In this Teaching Pack…

  • Nine Months of ‘On This Day’ Slides – A collection of Powerpoint presentations with one slide for every day in September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April and May. Each slide includes:
    • Information about a historical event that took place on that day,
    • A related image to discuss,
    • Questions to answer,
    • Suggested activities to try!

These resources are also available as PDFs for those without access to Powerpoint.

Additional Powerpoint files for June, July and August will be added later in the year!

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by Anj on The On This Day Pack

Brilliant brilliant, love it, love it - so do my Year 5's.

by Avril on The On This Day Pack
On This Day Pack

I downloaded the On This Day Pack. It is an amazing resource! I have a small SEND unit attached to a mainstream school and pupils have a daily literacy/numeracy lesson. We have used the Daily Facts every day for the last week as there are literacy and numeracy questions and activities. As we have 80% boys, the content is extremely appropriate, they loved designing their own football strip - used as an incentive to complete the written tasks.

If you haven't downloaded it, do it now! There are so many uses including history, science and English. Thank you very much indeed.

by Ana María Acosta on The On This Day Pack
On this day

Amazing! I use it as warm up activity for my social science lessons!

by Rowan on The On This Day Pack

This Pack is soooo cool! I'm going to use it at the start of every day, as the children come in. I love telling my class stories about different times and places. I think it's really important they grow up with a good appreciation and love of geography and history. This is just what we need!

I see the reviews already have a lot of feedback with suggestions. This shows how valuable the pack is. Let me add mine - how about, on every slide, a question - "how long ago was this?" Perhaps with a little numberline counting aid. It would be great to get the kids thinking about this, and practising their maths skills in real life situations. Also, how about some classroom displays to remind us that every day is amazing?

Thanks for your great review Rowan. Based on your feedback, we have some ideas for new display packs and resources that may be useful for you in the future 😀

by Sarah on The On This Day Pack
A great idea but I can't access..

I love the idea of this on this day resource, but as I don't have Microsoft office and it doesn't seem to display correctly in my open source presentation software (text overlaps other text) then I can't use it with my children - would it be possible to make it available as a pdf so that those who don't have Microsoft software are able to access it? Many thanks.

Thanks for your review Sarah. I have just added PDF versions of the presentations to the pack. I hope that they're useful 😀

by Marilyn Clarke on The On This Day Pack
On this day pack

When opening the PP the information given at the bottom where the questions are listed, each of the slides is overlapping and it is therefore unreadable. One question is printed on top of the other.

Thanks for your review Marilyn. Please click Slideshow -> Play from Start to 'present' the Powerpoint in full-screen mode. The overlapping text will then disappear and you can use the 'Questions' and 'Activities' buttons to show the text correctly to your children.

by Richard on The On This Day Pack
Some questions are not according to the text

This is really good - a great way to get the students researching. However, some of the questions do not relate exactly to the text on some dates - for example Sept 30th.

Having said that - it is still a great pack! Well done.

Hi Richard. Thanks for your great review. I can't see a problem with the questions on September 30th, as they all relate to Suleiman the Magnificent, who is referred to in the description and and shown in the image. I'll send an email to you to investigate this further. Mark

by Anne on The On This Day Pack
On this day

This looks great, another useful pack from Teaching Packs! Thank you. Would you also add August when you get to that point for those in Scotland? I look forward to using this in class.

Hi Anne. Thanks for your great review. We plan to cover the entire year, so there will be slides for August next year 😀

by Gill on The On This Day Pack
On this day

Just received this and have only looked at September so far, but if that is anything to go by - well!
A great resource covering many areas that should keep everyone interested.
Looking forward to seeing what the next months will offer. Thank you.

by Gill on The On This Day Pack
On This Day

Absolutely super resource. I’ve tried doing something similar several times over the years, but it’s always fizzled out after a couple of weeks because it is such a time consuming task. This is really useful as it has really interesting, relevant, picture-full ideas-full clips for every single day. Once upon a time “general knowledge “ or “current affairs “ was part of an extended primary curriculum and I’m so pleased to have this new resource.I will definitely be using this with my Y6 class and am looking forward to December onwards! Thank you!

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