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Lisa, Y1 teacher, Halifax

REPLICA APOLLO SPACESUIT WORKSHOP FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

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PUPILS WILL LEARN ..

 

About the lives of Queen Boudica and Winston Churchill.

 

 

MATCHING WORKSHOP

 

For Edith Cavell, the topic of first aid and medical care in the First World War is covered in great detail in our WW1 stretcher bearer workshop, which can be combined as a half day with another workshop based on another person in this planning.  For example, you could have another half day from either a Neil Armstrong 'spaceman' experience; a Roman Britain Boudica workshop; a Winston Churchill 'Blitz' workshop or a Queen Victoria Inventions workshop – more details of all these workshops at www.balestraschoolworkshops.co.uk.  

 

 

RESOURCES AND SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

 

OUR RESOURCES (see downloads at top of page):

 

Powerpoint for both people

Written profiles of Queen Boudica and Winston Churchill

Wordsearch of Queen Boudica and Winston Churchill

Lots more teaching resources for WW2 at www.blitzschool.co.uk

Lots more teaching resources for Romans at www.romanschoolworkshop.co.uk 

 

 

SUGGESTED EXTERNAL RESOURCES:

(please note that we hold no responsibility for external resources and that it is up to you to check for suitability)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LhT7rCC6O8

http://www.history-for-kids.com/boudica.html

http://primaryfacts.com/246/facts-about-boudicca-queen-of-the-british-iceni-tribe/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/winston_churchill/

http://www.ducksters.com/biography/winston_churchill.php

http://primaryfacts.com/651/winston-churchill-facts-and-information/

 

 

Suggested activities:

 

LITERACY:

Design a ‘hero’ and write a few sentences about their attributes / Diary entries for both persons at key moments in their life / letters from each person / story from the point of view of someone watching key moments in their lives / small non-fiction fact cards (similar to enclosed profiles) / A letter from the British people to Churchill, thanking him for their freedom / a letter from a Roman soldier about the defeat of Boudica / evacuee letters.

 

ROLE-PLAY AREA SUGGESTIONS:

Boudica’s camp / Churchill’s ‘war rooms’.

 

ART / DT:

Do a ‘hero’ painting of each person / draw or paint both people / design a chariot and make it out of card / make Roman or WW2 papier mache helmets.

 

GEOGRAPHY:  

Look at the areas conquered by both Germany and the Romans at the height of their powers / find out where Boudica’s tribe lived and where she died.

 

SCIENCE:

Design a chariot with smooth running wheels (could be used for some easy

‘friction’ and forces work).

FREE Key Stage 1 'Significant Individuals'

(i.e. famous people) 2014 National Curriculum lesson plans:

 

LESSON PLAN 7: Queen Boudica and Winston Churchill

ENQUIRE ABOUT A SCHOOL WORKSHOP to enhance this lesson, or visit our hub site www.balestraschoolworkshops.co.uk to see our full range of workshops for science, history and sport