Learning resources

Curriculum-linked learning resources designed to work in the classroom.

Enter the dangerous world of shipwrecks, full of lifeboats, lifebuoys and lifejackets – and plenty of inspiration for great story-writing. 

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
Literacy

Painting of the HM gun-brig Snipe run aground off the beach at Great Yarmouth when 67 died. It is however painted as if Manby’s mortar (lifesaving devise) had already been created and the sailors were saved. 

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
Art

Student evidence framework.

Key stage:
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
School subject:
History

A structured worksheet to support students in testing their hypotheses while looking at historical evidence.

Key stage:
Key Stage 2
School subject:
Art, Geography, History, Literacy

A stuffed chicken given to the lifeboat men of Great Yarmouth by the captain of the fishing boat Jordan. The lifeboat had rescued the boat when it was grounded just outside the city in 1895. 

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
History

A sword found buried near a church in Lowestoft. The blade is curved to make it easier to fight with in small spaces like inside a ship. 

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
History

Talk about what the people are doing in a picture of pirates meeting the Navy, and record dialogue. Activity devised by Helen Horler.

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
Drama

Write about a storm and shipwreck from the point of view of a figurehead, and then animate the figurehead.

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
Literacy

Image of a tankard which is another name for a mug or cup. Pirates and other sailors would drink ‘grog’ at sea. Grog was a mix of rum and water. 

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
History

Target marketing at the Museum investigation worksheet

Key stage:
Post-16
School subject:
Leisure & tourism

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