Going to the seaside – KQ5a – How have seaside holidays changed over time?

Can you help Grandma sort these seaside holiday photos?

This smart task which forms the first half of this KQ5 enquiry takes a broader look at change in seaside holidays over the past 150 or so years which is then followed by a more detailed look at seaside holidays 60 years ago.

Start this session with the Mantle of the Expert approach. One of the children in the school’s Grandma brought a large photo album into school to help with the Seaside topic. Unfortunately, she dropped the album and all the photos is contained have become muddled up. She has sorted a lot of them but there are still nine that she hasn’t had time to sort. Can the children help her?

Simply print off slides 3-11 either as full pages and posted around the room as if a gallery, or 3 per page, cut up into individual pictures and given to groups. The pupils’ task is simple. They have to sort the images into three categories: nowadays; 50-60 years ago-‘when your granny was a girl’; and over 100 years ago.  As they sort and set the images, it is helpful if you could spend your time prompting the children

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