Having read the fantastic Time Team Guide to the History of Britain book over the Summer, I felt that a similar but more child-friendly online encyclopedia of British History would be extremely useful for primary-aged children.
Michael Gove (the current secretary for education) has often spoken of the importance of teaching children the history of our great nation, with particular emphasis on the chronology in which events happened (see here). Indeed, he has even strongly hinted that a reformed national curriculum due to be introduced in 2013 will require schools to give greater concentration on the subject.
For these reasons, together with the increasing need to give children ownership of their learning journeys (promoted by advent things such as learning logs/brain-building books) the importance of providing children with accessible places where they can find out about history couldn't be greater.
I've just spent the last 24 hours creating the Primary School History website using Google Sites. I intend this to be a child-friendly encyclopedia detailing the significant: characteristics, events, people and changes from the Iron Age to the present day.
I certainly don't want to rival other popular and indeed excellent history websites that are out there - I merely see this website as another addition to the collection which I hope children will find helpful to use when doing online research to either support their school work or to satisfty their curiosity about the past.
This work is very much in its early stages still, but I would more than welcome contributions from anyone who felt that they could write a section or two to help build the site up into a comprehensive history resource.