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  • Heritage Explorer - Case Study
    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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  • Heritage Explorer - Case Study
    on houses and buildings The children used I Pads to take pictures of what they found The architectural features of the houses gave the children clues as to the type of person who would have lived there 100 years ago The children compared the data they had recorded with information from Census and Trade Directories to build a comprehensive understanding of how the architecture which has been recorded relates to the people who lived in those houses a hundred years ago The children were able to work out which houses belonged to the factory owners and which properties housed the working class families who worked in the shipyards on the Tyne The pupils held an exhibition of their work at the annual Wallsend festival Intended Outcomes Teach children about different architectural styles and what that tells us about how people lived in the past Foster a sense of identity and pride in the town where the children live Raise aspirations Encourage pupils to value and protect their local environment What we did Pupils worked with an archaeologist to learn how to identify and describe historical architectural features Students recorded and photographed pertinent historical architectural features that they found on the streets around the school Pupils used census and trade directories to find out who lived in those streets 100 years ago The school held an exhibition of the children s work at Wallsend Festival in order to share the findings with local residents Challenges Getting pupils to understand and use sophisticated vocabulary to describe architectural features Ensuring that the school got permission from local residents to take photos of their homes The weather conditions in the North East of England Successes Now when we walk down the streets beside school we know they tell a kind of story Luke Kieron

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  • Heritage Explorer - Case Study
    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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  • Heritage Explorer - Case Study
    circus skills workshops as they re live its hey day Where St George s Infant School Great Yarmouth Who Year 1 whole school Download the Case Study Year 1 pupils read stories about the circus and linked these to archive photos and programmes dating back to the 19th century of the Hippodrome to identify similarities and differences and change over time The whole school visited the Hippodrome for a day of circus skills workshops including plate spinning juggling trapeze and tightrope and a tour of the museum The whole school also went to the schools performance at the beginning of the summer season to see the circus and water spectacular The theme was adopted across the curriculum by the whole school for a term with all subjects being taught with a circus theme and supporting work for the arts award The children s art work was displayed in St Nicholas Minster as part of an exhibition by a school cluster and the students performed a song and a dance routine as part of a joint seaside spectacular with a heritage theme Intended Outcomes To learn about this significant landmark building and how the circus has changed To develop a sense of chronology To increase children s confidence and sense of achievement To develop a range of opportunities to learn outside the classroom What we did Used archives and photographs to research the building Created art work for an exhibition Learned some circus skills Took part in a performance Challenges Using archive resources with Year 1 Taking children out on a trip Successes All children learned about the history of a significant building All children had memorable experiences which are likely to stay with them into adulthood Every child conquered the trapeze including S who has Cerebral Palsy All children had

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    area On returning to class students used soldier information packs containing primary and secondary sources about Allman s life before and during the war They considered source reliability and utility and developed understanding of the war by considering their local soldier s motivations to enlist experience of trenches and his ultimate death whilst fighting Two students took part in the government funded initiative to allow representatives from every state school to visit the battlefields and cemeteries of France and Belgium They found the grave of Thomas Allman and placed a poppy from the school Intended Outcomes Encourage students to gain deeper empathy and understanding of the First World War by considering its local impact Encourage students to take part in local and national remembrance of the First World War Develop primary and secondary source analysis skills What we did Held a school assembly where students were introduced to a local soldier who fought and died in the First World War Visited Northenden Cenotaph and discussed its national and local significance Then visited Allman s grave in France to pay tribute to our soldier Used primary and secondary sources to investigate the life and experience of a local soldier in the First World War Considered the reliability and utility of a range of primary and secondary sources relating to the First World War Challenges The students wanted to know more about the other soldiers listed on the memorial but research though interesting took time The Lead Teacher would have liked to have taken a bigger group to the Battlefields of Northern France but this would have posed financial problems for some of the children Successes From the outset of this project the students were engaged The assembly really captured their interest and then the fact that there was real life primary

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    The Great Links Lesson plan Around St Gregorys Whiteboard Activity Smart Around St Gregorys Children s Work Around St Gregorys How to start a local study Where the study fits in A study investigating how an aspect in the local area has changed over a long period of time or how the locality was affected by a significant national or local event or development Learning Objectives Pupils should be able to 1a place events people and changes into correct periods of time 2c to identify and describe reasons for and results of historical events situations and changes in the periods studied 4a find out about the events people and changes studied from an appropriate range of sources of information including ICT based sources for example documents printed sources CD ROMS databases pictures and photographs music artefacts historic buildings and visits to museums galleries and sites 4b to ask and answer questions and to select and record information relevant to the focus of the enquiry 5a recall select and organise historical information 5b use dates and historical vocabulary to describe the periods studied 5c communicate their knowledge and understanding of history in a variety of ways Learning Activities Link Lesson Plan Around St Gregorys Lesson 1 Introduce the idea that we are employees of the Cheltenham Town Tourist Board As a class discuss what our role may be Split class into working parties of 3 or 4 children decide which eras would be good to focus on children to list 1 what they know already about their locality in their chosen era 2 what they are wondering about and want to find out about 3 how they think they could find these things out Lesson 2 Children research the area around the school and how it has changed work in groups

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    clear advice on how to complete the activities also any additional information you may require University of Bath History PGCE Students July 2013 Daniel Guy Kate Hughes Sophie Harding Robert Morton Daniel Tanner Michael Maguire Emily Cocaran Tom Tridgell Samantha Birch Ben Kirkby Emily Bennett Frances Reed Bryony Hutchings tutor Alistair Paul Where the study fits in The curriculum should provide opportunities for pupils to appreciate and evaluate through visits where possible the role of museums galleries archives and historic sites in preserving presenting and influencing people s attitudes towards the past Learning Objectives Pupils should be able to 1a place events people and changes into correct periods of time 2c to identify and describe reasons for and results of historical events situations and changes in the periods studied 4a find out about the events people and changes studied from an appropriate range of sources of information including ICT based sources for example documents printed sources CD ROMS databases pictures and photographs music artefacts historic buildings and visits to museums galleries and sites 4b to ask and answer questions and to select and record information relevant to the focus of the enquiry 5a recall select and organise historical information 5b use dates and historical vocabulary to describe the periods studied 5c communicate their knowledge and understanding of history in a variety of ways Learning Activities Activity 1 Murder Mystery An investigation into the murder of John Cotell steward to Sir Edward Hungerford on 26th July 1518 at Farleigh Hungerford Castle Read the background and follow the clues to solve the mystery Links Murder Mystery Lesson Plan Murder Mystery plot and characters Murder Mystery introduction Murder Mystery scene notes Murder Mystery resource placement Murder Mystery evidence pack Murder Mystery letter evidence Murder Mystery location information Activity 2 Change and Continuity in

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