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
ü Playing and exploring – engagement (ready) – exploring, playing, ‘have a go’
ü Active learning – motivation (willing) – being involved, concentrating, trying, enjoying achieving what they set out to do
ü Creating and thinking critically – thinking (able) – having own ideas, making links, choosing ways to do things
ü Personal, social , emotional development
ü Physical development
ü Communication & language
ü Literacy – Reading, Writing
ü Mathematics – Numbers, Shape, space & measure
ü Understanding the world – people & communities, The world, Technology
ü Expressive Arts & Design – Exploring & using media/materials, Being imaginative
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
ü Awareness of the past, language of the passing of time, chronology. Ask and answer questions. Know and understand key features and events.
ü Changes within living memory (include if possible aspects of change in national life)
ü Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally e.g. technology and transport changes
ü Significant historical events, people and places in their locality e.g. Norman castles, Romans, World Wars, Tudors, Mayflower 2020.
ü 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
ü Chronologically secure, connections, contrasts, trends over time, appropriate use of historical terms, historically valid questions, change, cause, similarity, difference and significance.
ü Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age = at The Collection
ü The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain = at The Collection & Lincoln Castle
ü Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons – art & culture, settlements and kingdoms, place names and village life = at The Collection
ü The Viking and Anglo-Saxons struggle for the kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor = at The Collection
ü Local history study = at all sites e.g. BBMF Aviation study
ü An aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.
ü Achievements of earliest civilisations – Egypt, civilisation, papyrus writing a painting = at The Collection
ü Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the Western world = at The Collection
ü Examples = Power of Roman Army (link to Lincoln – ‘Romanisation’) = at The Collection & Lincoln Castle
ü Non-European history to compare with British = at The Collection & Lincoln Castle
National Curriculum Key Stage 3 History
ü Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509 = at Lincoln Castle & Gainsborough Old Hall
ü Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1509 – 1745 = at Lincoln Castle & Gainsborough Old Hall
ü Ideas, political power, industry & empire, 1745-1901 = at Museum of Lincolnshire life & Lincoln Castle
ü Challenges for Britain , Europe and the wider world = at all sites
ü Local history study in depth = at all sites
ü 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 & 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||ü Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
ü Use drawing, painting & sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination
ü Art and design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, practices & disciplines and making links.
ü Work of artists, architects and designers in history
|National Curriculum Key Stage 2||
ü Develop techniques, including their control and use of materials with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
ü Create sketchbooks and record observations. Revisit ideas.
ü Improve mastery of art and design techniques including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (e.g. pencil, charcoal, paint, clay).
ü 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
ü Transport & Engineering & World War 1 = at Museum of Lincolnshire life
ü Castle Science Explorers = at Lincoln Castle
ü Archaeology techniques = at The Collection
ü Construction techniques = at Lincoln Castle & Gainsborough Old Hall
ü Aviation technology = at BBMF
Literacy & 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.