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  • Heritage Explorer - Case Study
    uncle The topic inspired poems diaries letters and biographies drama and art We even carried out a Condition Survey of our memorial and registered it at War Memorials Online The project culminated in a whole school assembly in which different classes showcased their learning The assembly ended with the names of each of the soldiers read out by children from the school as well as information that had been found out about them This was followed by a one minute silence for the lost soldiers of Cavendish Primary School Intended Outcomes Learn about the experience of soldiers and their families during World War One Develop empathy and understanding by examining the impact on men and their families who had gone to Cavendish Primary School as children and who are featured on the school memorial Develop literacy skills through reading and writing activities linked to the scheme of work Produce an assembly as a modern day memorial to the soldiers from the school What we did Researched the lives of soldiers listed on our school war memorial Carried out a condition survey of our memorial and submitted the details at www warmemorialsonline org uk Took a tour of the local area to find out what it might have been like around 100 years ago Wrote factfiles letters and diary entries as our soldiers and produced a KS2 assembly to remember the soldiers on our war memorial Challenges Initially teacher s lacked knowledge of this topic and some lacked confidence in their ability to teach it Having been provided with basic resources however and on seeing how engaged the students were they quickly overcame this It was much easier to find information about some soldiers than others and researching the soldiers was time consuming though interesting Successes Once the project got going

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    old photographs and books from the school and a talk from an octogenarian ex pupil She then took the Year 6 class on a heritage walk around Ketley with key focus being on the remains of the old Ketley Canal Ketley Hall and the Inclined Plane all built by William Reynolds in the late 1700s The teacher decided to focus primarily on the wider Ketley Heritage as the walk had with the local historian had prompted lots of questions from the pupils who were fascinated by the life and work of William Reynolds The class studied Reynolds and produced work for an exhibition Celebrating Ketley History in collaboration with the Ketley History Group held at the Community Centre in late June 2015 Exhibits included art work portraits of Reynolds photography brief histories poems all inspired by the original heritage walk Year 5 pupils also used the event as an opportunity to gather oral histories from Ketley residents who could tell the children more about the old school These will be compiled into a book by the pupils in 2015 16 Intended Outcomes For teachers to be more confident with history of the old school and the area area around Ketley For pupils to learn more about the history of the old Ketley school For pupils to learn more about the heritage of Ketley and its role in the Industrial Revolution and become more proud of their area For pupils to share their learning with the wider community What we did Pupils visited the Ketley Community Centre for tour of building survey of exterior design a talk by local history group Pupils went on heritage walk of Red Lake and Ketley Pupils completed in depth study of William Reynolds and his impact on Ketley Pupils prepared display material speeches and poems

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    especially in the local shoe boot and hosiery factories They looked at the difference in roles pay between men and women and found out that in Alice s day women could not vote The children took part in debates about this inequality and were encouraged to give reasons for their opinions The children used archive material to find out about Alice s life They also conducted research about the suffragettes and their campaign The children answered the question does Alice Hawkins deserve to be remembered how and why Finally they spoke to Alice s great grandson Peter Barratt who visited the school with a re enactor in the role of Alice They looked at her sash and were able to ask questions They talked about the importance of equality democracy in Britain and using your vote Intended Outcomes To find out about how the local area has changed or remained the same To find out how lives of local men and women have changed over time To use archive materials to find evidence of the past To encourage children to express their opinions and give evidence What we did Studied maps and aerial photos and photos of the locality Went on a trail to look at evidence from built heritage Enquired about the lives of men and women in the late Victorian and Edwardian times Used information archive materials oral history and a re enactor to build up a picture and form opinions about the past Related what we have found out to modern times Challenges Finding a safe route around the local area minimalizing the crossing of busy roads The children were using archive resources for the first time and needed some guidance in doing so Successes The children found a pride in their locality and understood what an

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    Summerhill Academy Millpond Primary all in Bristol Who Mixed age groups from year 2 to year 6 age 6 11 Download the Case Study Historic England in partnership with Bristol City Council s City Design department trained local teachers in the use of Our Place a toolkit to enable local communities assess the character of their neighbourhood to enable them to play a more active role in determining what happens in their neighbourhood in the future Characterisation involves identifying any important historic places or buildings and defining what makes their area special The session involved fieldwork with the teachers learning the mapping and annotating techniques used Four schools then worked directly with a local planner and an architect The children walked around their neighbourhood annotating maps identifying characteristics such as tree groups roof lines noise levels views and green spaces and produced displays relating to the local area past present and future One school went on an architectural walk in central Bristol enabling them to discover how architectural styles have changed through time Intended Outcomes Children develop a sense of place Children understand and identify and local heritage assets Children understand and decide what makes their neighbourhood distinct Children participate in neighbourhood planning What we did Looked at maps of local area Walked around local area annotating maps Researched local area on Know Your Place website Created models to illustrate how the area could be improved Held exhibitions and invited parents in Challenges Learning what a characterisation assessment is Learning the notation techniques Taking children on a trail around busy streets Successes The value that the Our Place methodology has for young learners is not just about mapping skills but also to encourage pupils to appreciate the value and distinctiveness of their neighbourhood Year 5 teacher The Our Place project

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    in Edwardian England The children were then asked to write a first person biography of their soldier s life and use some of the online images to illustrate the biography in PowerPoint To conclude the project the schools read out their biographies and showed their presentations at a remembrance event at Leicester Cathedral The children also sang WW1 songs and read poems Representatives of the different faiths in Leicester also read short excerpts from scripture about peace and other schools and members of the public were invited to attend Intended Outcomes To develop enquiry and research skills To understand the significance of war memorials To create a connection and empathy for ex pupils who gave their lives To bring children and adults from diverse backgrounds together What we did Visited war memorials Conducted online research Presented the research in a meaningful and empathetic way Shared our work with other children members of the public and faith representatives Challenges Finding enough relevant data for certain soldiers We chose unusual names and sometimes had to choose another name if the information was too difficult to find For primary age children who had done little research in the past help and supervision was needed The activity worked best with groups of about 12 in the computer room Finding faith representatives We worked with inter faith groups who provided contacts To avoid offence we referred to the event as an act of remembrance not a religious service Successes The service at the cathedral will remain in my psyche forever So moving in a profound not nostalgic way A celebration of life and memory Peter Driver Head teacher of Bridge School The children learnt to work independently and produced writing of a very high quality which showed an emotional connection to the soldiers One school

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    and even rubbish to discover the history of their local area The pupils researched and photographed changes that had taken place in the local area over the past 100 years and followed individual stories They discovered that the school building had been requisitioned by the army during WW1 Using the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website pupils identified local residents who lost their lives during WW1 and created a map showing households who had lost a loved one They also made a film about their school and area during WW1 and created a local trail podcast about the history of significant buildings and features in the local area They designed and produced interpretation boards for the school yard summarising different aspects of the local history Intended Outcomes Develop children s skills as historians through use of source materials Train children as collectors and archivists of oral histories Create permanent interpretation boards documenting the history of the school and its connection to wider historical events Research the school during World War I and link with the national centenary commemorations What we did Produced artwork including paintings and textiles to represent various aspects of local heritage Researched individuals stories Produced a local history trail podcast Created a felted poppy banner and produced a map of the Fallen to commemorate local men who died during WW1 Challenges Making primary source materials available and user friendly to the children Teachers used photos and digitised the school log books to make resources more accessible Engaging parents in the project which was overcome by providing learning logs for home based research which parents and children filled in Engaging the local community in the project which was overcome by holding community events which were publicised on social media Successes The project has inspired many members of the community

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    where they were met by Michael Gorely the Local Heritage Education Manager for Historic England They learnt about the history of the burial ground and its association with the now demolished St John s church in Bedminster At the site of the headstone the children were asked to think of questions that they would like to investigate connected to the inscription Through the rest of the week the children attempted to answer the questions they raised through their own historical research This began with tracing both Sarah Jane Seymour and Henry Larcombe on the 1851 census using www findmypast co uk They then used Know Your Place to identify where the couple and their families lived and where they worked During the week a small group of 5 ambassadors one child from each class walked to the Bristol Central Library where they looked at archive newspapers from 1859 These children then reported back to their classmates the story of what happened on the fateful day The children undertook a variety of other activities based on the story e g letter writing diary entries newspaper reports book making artistic impressions of the story Their findings were presented to the Local Heritage Learning Manager in a special assembly on the Friday afternoon After school on that day their work was displayed as part of a school local history museum with questions for children and their parents to answer Intended Outcomes To create and follow own lines of enquiry To use primary sources to research the past To develop empathy with people in the past To develop curiosity about their own local area What we did Created Exhibits for a school local history museum Made a floor book telling the story of the Watchet tragedy Presented an assembly to re tell the story

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    significance They went on to investigate key characters their lives and connections to the estate and other places in the locality They looked at translations of contemporary documents from the Norfolk Record Office Magdalen College Oxford and the Paston letters to investigate the controversy over a will and the founding of the college Events were put onto a timeline to link them to the later development of the council estate and the school also explored through photos and documents from the National Record Office They then re enacted their interpretation of what happened The class was taken for a three day residential visit to Oxford staying at Youlbury Scout Camp to visit the college and work with the archivists at Magdalen to find out more about the main characters especially William of Wayneflete and experience the university and city They examined the original documents to identify names and places made their own indentures and seals and toured the old library the college and the town Intended Outcomes Understanding of how the Magdalen Estate came to exist and how it links to events in history and to other places in the country To raise their aspirations Create a memorable experience Develop a range of learning opportunities outside the classroom What we did Used indentures and seals for research Created their own seals Used letters and maps for research Visited an Oxford college Shared knowledge Challenges Learning what indentures and seals are Understanding that just because there are no old buildings on an estate doesn t mean that it doesn t have any history Taking children on a residential trip Successes The children developed new skills in research chronological understanding creating a re enactment taking part in a residential visit using indentures seals and letters and using maps The school has developed

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