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Seaside Holidays beyond living memory: KS1

How do we know what holidays were like 100 years ago? Designing an authentic Edwardian Seaside Poster This lesson uses the Mantle of the Expert approach to place pupils in role as historical advisers to a film producer. Their job is to create an historically accurate poster which will trail the new film set on an Edwardian seaside beach.
Going to the seaside; writing a quality postcard home, avoiding the martini syndrome? This deceptively simple, yet highly effective approach, makes a major contribution to literacy, both speaking and listening and post card writing.
SMART TASK: What was it like at the seaside 100 years ago? From mime to movie. This fun activity is carried out by children working on tables of six and is a ‘taster’ for the full lesson below that will follow.

Teaching Going to the Seaside to Key Stage 1
ADDED MAY 2011 Planning for a cross-curricular topic on going to the Seaside medium term planning showing how the Outstanding Lessons link to the overall topic. There are a lot of new activities and resources too.
One should not be surprised at the popularity of this topic which combines really well with geography to make it an excellent cross-curricular topic and not just for those lucky enough to be within striking distance of a seaside holiday town,

The skill in planning this topic is not to make it too static. Building in still imaging of activities on an Edwardian beach, a quick burst of ‘I do like to be beside the seaside’ or writing an authentic postcard home, can enliven the topic, which works really well in Year 1 term 3. For those of you wanting to teach this in summer of Year 2 a word of warning. Try to go beyond the simple ‘then and now’ to look at the concept of change through time. By looking at the 1950s as well as today and 1900, children will be able to talk about three periods of time.

What did people do at the seaside 100 years ago? KQ2

From mime to movie. SMART TASK

This fun activity is carried out by children working on tables of six.  Half the class work on one image, the other half  on another interesting image.  Each table is given an A4 colour picture either A or B.  For...
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Planning for a cross-curricular topic on Going to the Seaside

This advice with associated downloadable resource below is for KS1 teachers planning a cross-curricular topic and focuses on how to integrate history, geography, literacy and ICT. Start the topic with a brief discussion with the children about where they are going on their summer...
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How do we know what holidays were like 100 years ago? KQ3

Designing an authentic Edwardian Seaside Poster

This KS1 history lesson uses the Mantle of the Expert approach to place pupils in role as historical advisers to a film producer.  Their job is to create an historically accurate poster which will trail the new film set...
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