Key Stage 1 Workshops

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Cargo

40 minutes - up to 16 children at a time Can be linked with Boat Life for an extended session of 60 minutes

Narrowboat hold with arching covered roof and two barrels in cargo area. Ahead, entrance to cabin

Introduction

In this hands-on workshop, children investigate the everyday and exotic objects which were brought up the Regent's Canal to London in the past. They explore the goods through touch and smell and find out about raw materials and their origins.

National Curriculum

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session

By the end of the session, children will be able to

Differentiation

The delivery of this session can be adapted to a range of abilities – please notify the Education Officer of any specific needs

Will We See A Crocodile?

15 minutes

Introduction

This workshop introduces very young children to the kinds of sights that they may see during a narrow boat ride on the canal. It is based around a Powerpoint presentation, which contains photos of animals and structures that they will see on their trip, some that they may, and some that they definitely won't. It begins to give them an understanding of a typical canal landscape.

National Curriculum

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session:

By the end of the session the children will:

Differentiation

Coronis and Boat Life

40 minutes - up to 16 children

Children looking from behind curtain in boat cabin

Introduction

This workshop introduces children to the life that was lived by canal families in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Through exploration of our canal boat Coronis the children learn about how canal families live and also got the chance to dress up as canal children.

National Curriculum

Learning Objectives

By the End of the Session

By the end of the session, the children will be able to:

Differentiation

The delivery of this session can be adapted to a range of abilities – please notify the Education Officer of any specific needs

Floating and Sinking

20 minutes

Introduction

Floating and Sinking - a tank with children working on experiments

This lesson introduces the concept of floating and sinking to young children through looking at the type of litter that might be found in or around the canal, using the character of Duck, who also tells the children about the dangers of litter to wildlife.

National Curriculum

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session:

By the end of the session, the children will be able to

Differentiation

The delivery of this session can be adapted to a range of abilities – please notify the Education Officer of any specific needs

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Canal scene illustration