Our learning experiences have been designed to link to the school curriculum in a variety of ways.
For example we have explicit links to the History, Arts, Science & Engineering curricula as well as supporting learning in literacy and numeracy.
We also support GCSE History and A Level courses, providing sessions on GCSE local study, Crime & Punishment and bespoke interpretation guided experiences to support topics such as the World Wars.
Here is 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.
- The Collection = 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.
- The Collection = 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
- GOH = Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr, Richard III, John Wesley , Mayflower Pilgrims
- 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 The Collection
- The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain = at The Collection & Lincoln Castle
- Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons – art & culture, settlements and kingdoms, place names and village life = at The Collection
- The Viking and Anglo-Saxons struggle for the kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor = at The Collection
- 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 The Collection
- Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the Western world = at The Collection
- Examples = Power of Roman Army (link to Lincoln – ‘Romanisation’) = at The Collection & Lincoln Castle
- Non-European history to compare with British = at The Collection & Lincoln Castle
National Curriculum Key Stage 3 History
- Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509 = at Lincoln Castle and Gainsborough Old Hall
- Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1509 – 1745 = at Lincoln Castle and Gainsborough Old Hall
- 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 The Collection.
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 The Collection.
- Medieval Castles site interpretation studies= at Lincoln Castle
- Medieval Manor Houses and Tudor life studies = at Gainsborough Old Hall
- 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.
We are currently broadening our Creative Arts offer to link to the 2018-2020 exhibitions. Watch this space.
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 The Collection
- Construction techniques = at Lincoln Castle & Gainsborough Old Hall
- 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.