Our learning experiences have been designed to link to qualifications and the learning curriculum in a variety of ways.
We have explicit links to the History, Arts, Science & Engineering curricula as well as supporting learning in literacy and numeracy.
We also support GCSE and A Level courses as well as providing a range of digital support. This includes Medieval Castles, Magna Carta, Victorian Crime and Punishment and Creative Art.
Our leaflet provides an overview of some of our curriculum links.
Early Years Foundation Stage
- Playing and exploring – engagement (ready) – exploring, playing, ‘have a go’
- Active learning – motivation (willing) – being involved, concentrating, trying, enjoying achieving what they set out to do
- Creating and thinking critically – thinking (able) – having own ideas, making links, choosing ways to do things
- Personal, social , emotional development
- Physical development
- Communication & language
- Literacy – Reading, Writing
- Mathematics – Numbers, Shape, space & measure
- Understanding the world – people & communities, The world, Technology
- Expressive Arts & Design – Exploring & using media/materials, Being imaginative e.g.
- Lincoln Museum = Stone Age Adventure, Fossils, Dinosaurs, Prehistory
- Lincoln Castle = Magic Castles, Storytime Castle, Life in a medieval castle
National Curriculum Key Stage 1 History
- Awareness of the past, language of the passing of time, chronology. Ask and answer questions. Know and understand key features and events.
- Changes within living memory (include if possible aspects of change in national life)
- Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally e.g. technology and transport changes
- Significant historical events, people and places in their locality e.g. Norman castles, Romans, World Wars, Tudors, Mayflower 2020.
- Lives of significant individuals e.g.
- Lincoln Museum= Artists, Archaeologists, Key historical figures e.g. Boudicca, Aethelred, Romans
- Lincoln Castle = King John, William Conqueror, Nicolaa de la Haye, William Marshall, Eleanor of Castile, Kathryn Swynford
- MLL = Local links to industry, Women in WW1 munitions, Queen Victoria,
- BBMF = Superheroes stories
National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History
- Chronologically secure, connections, contrasts, trends over time, appropriate use of historical terms, historically valid questions, change, cause, similarity, difference and significance.
- Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age = at Lincoln Museum
- The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain = at Lincoln Museum & Lincoln Castle
- Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons – art & culture, settlements and kingdoms, place names and village life = at Lincoln Museum
- The Viking and Anglo-Saxons struggle for the kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor = at Lincoln Museum
- Local history study = at all sites e.g. BBMF Aviation study
- An aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.
- Achievements of earliest civilisations – Egypt, civilisation, papyrus writing a painting = at Lincoln Museum
- Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the Western world = at Lincoln Museum
- Examples = Power of Roman Army (link to Lincoln – ‘Romanisation’) = at Lincoln Museum & Lincoln Castle
- Non-European history to compare with British = at Lincoln Museum & Lincoln Castle
National Curriculum Key Stage 3 History
- Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509 = at Lincoln Castle
- Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1509 – 1745 = at Lincoln Castle
- Ideas, political power, industry & empire, 1745-1901 = at Museum of Lincolnshire life and Lincoln Castle
- Challenges for Britain , Europe and the wider world = at all sites
- Local history study in depth = at all sites
- See examples –e.g. ‘Neolithic Revolution’ for the study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils’ chronological knowledge from before 1066 = at Lincoln Museum.
History GCSE and A Level courses
Our Guided Experiences support a very wide range of local and topic specific links e.g.
- Roman Lincoln & Posterngate = at Lincoln Museum.
- Medieval Castles site interpretation studies= at Lincoln Castle
- World War 1 = at Museum of Lincolnshire life
- Crime and Punishment = at Lincoln Castle
- Medicine through time = several sites
- Aviation history and technology = at BBMF
STEM and STEAM!
All learning experiences link to our exhibitions, extensive collections and sites.
National Curriculum Key Stage 1
- Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
- Use drawing, painting & sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination
- Art and design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, practices & disciplines and making links.
- Work of artists, architects and designers in history
National Curriculum Key Stage 2
- Develop techniques, including their control and use of materials with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
- Create sketchbooks and record observations. Revisit ideas.
- Improve mastery of art and design techniques including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (e.g. pencil, charcoal, paint, clay).
- Work of great artists, architects and designers in history
Our extensive offer can be tailored to meet the STEM needs for a variety of topics. Specific workshops have been devised to focus more closely on STEM
- Transport & Engineering & World War 1 = at Museum of Lincolnshire life
- Castle Science Explorers = at Lincoln Castle
- Archaeology techniques = at Lincoln Museum
- Construction techniques = at Lincoln Castle
- Aviation technology = at BBMF
Literacy and Numeracy
All learning experiences link to our exhibitions, extensive collections and sites. These provide a wealth of areas to focus on literacy and numeracy.
Our learning experiences support curriculum work on creative writing and mathematical measurement as well as developing investigative and scientific skills.