1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield Teachers’ Kit

1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

This educational resource from English Heritage helps teachers plan a visit to Battle Abbey and Battlefield. The site provides essential insight into the Battle of Hastings, the Norman Conquest and life in a medieval monastery.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
Key Subjects: Art, Drama, English, Geography, History, Religious Education
Links to National Curriculum: Yes

This Teachers’ Kit for 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield has been designed for teachers and group leaders to support a free self-led visit to the site. It includes a variety of materials suited to teaching a wide range of subjects and key stages, with practical information, activities for use on site and ideas to support follow-up learning.

This versatile guide can be adapted for each class and study group’s needs. The colour-coded resources help you easily locate what you need and view individual sections. All of their activities have clear guidance on the intended use for study so you can adapt them for your desired learning outcomes.

Resources link to Art, Drama, English, Geography, History and Religious Education. This education pack supports students in KS1 – KS4.

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4






Religious Education

This resource was created by English Heritage.

All images are copyright of English Heritage or Historic England unless otherwise stated.

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1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield

What better way to learn about 1066 and the Battle of Hastings than by walking in the footsteps of William the Conqueror and King Harold at Battle Abbey? Standing where history was made, your students will better understand the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings and beyond.

“A fantastic educational experience for the whole class; the Battle of Hastings was brought to life with battle cries, sword swinging and fantastic scenery that inspired all the pupils.”
Hannah Vaughan, KS2 teacher

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