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…

  • Twelve Months of ‘On This Day’ Slides – A collection of Powerpoint presentations with one slide for every day in the year. 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.

The On This Day Pack


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 17 reviews
 by Angela Coates
On This Day

I've been using this On This Day Pack all year. We do it every morning and if I miss it out the children remind me that we haven't done it.
The class and I love it. They love finding out things that have happened especially if it is their birthday.
I love the fact that it sparks discussion about the event, covers a bit of history, it is helping with reading comprehension, the children are volunteering to read it out to the class and some love working out how long ago things happened.
A brilliant pack. Thank you.

 by Amanda
On this day

My classes and I have always enjoyed this pack as it provides a very wide range of general knowledge. Thank you

 by Colleen
On this day

Love this pack. A great start to the day with a quick history/ fact for the day. The tasks are engaging for the students. We are all learning new and interesting snippets from the past. A great variety of topics and from across the curriculum.

 by Rowena Te Huia-Holmes
On this Day

This pack has become a great start to the day, settling the class, choosing someone to read and then randomly see who has been listening to answer the questions, awesome pack thanks

 by Julie
On This Day

I have just started using this excellent resource to kick start my literacy block.
We orally read as a class. Discuss. Pick out words for vocab work. Use it for grammar to pick out nouns, verbs etc. Use it for tense. How can we change the tense of this piece of writing? We use it to practise our cursive writing by copying as much of it as we can it 10 minutes. Next we use the comprehension activities and I sometimes even add a few of my own. Complete at least one of the activities. Early finishers can try more. The list goes on. It has taken us on many a YouTube/google journey to answer questions that may arise.
Many of my students consider it the best part of the day, so thanks for your fantastic effort. It is the resource that I now use the most.
I was also happy to see a couple of Australian events mentioned too. Have you considered doing an Australian version?
Thanks again

 by Mark

I've only had a quick look but it seems amazing. My mind boggles at the amount of research that must have gone into it. As you say it can be used in so many different ways. Also I appreciate that it includes 365 days when you could easily have left out August or other obvious holidays.

 by Anj

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

 by Avril
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 this day

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

 by Rowan

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 😀

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