Grace Darling

Teaching Grace Darling to Y1 in KS1 history

Grace DarlingSummer 2020 saw the launch of the updated Grace Darling topic resources. We have removed all out-dated resources that the teachers originally used and have provided a complete set of 6 enquiry-driven lessosn which drive from an excellent medium-term plan which you can find in the planning section of the site

In this series of KS1 outstanding history lessons you will find excellent coverage of all the important historical skills and knowledge that children need to develop. These lessons are given coherence as a teaching sequence by an excellent  and detailed medium-term plan which can be found in the planning section. All the lessons relate to the Grace Darling plan and are identified by their key question.

This topic of Grace Darling and her rescue has worked brilliantly over the past 20 years. Not only does it offer a clear, immediate and simple story-line, it also allows pupils to enter another pre-electric, per-motorised pre-digital world, so useful work can be done on similarity and difference as well as motivation. Unusually for a Y1 topic teaching Grace Darling offers great scope for work on interpretations as one of the outstanding lessons so tellingly shows.

Teaching Grace Darling to Key Stage 1

Long before Grace Darling appeared in one of the additional QCA schemes of work, Grace Darling was being taught as a famous person. She was particularly popular with teachers of Year 1 in term 2. Not only was the story of her life focused on...
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