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Teaching Packs

Downloadable resources for educators about Brecks heritage, landscape and environment.

Vikings of the Brecks

The Lives and stories of the Vikings of the Brecks

KS2 Curriculum Pack 

During this 6-lesson curriculum pack you will explore the fascinating history of Vikings, contextualised within the history of the Brecks and East Anglia. The pack explores key topics including:
• Who were the Vikings?
• Why did the Vikings leave Scandinavia?
• Viking Invasions of East Anglia
• What was everyday life like in Viking Society and in a Viking Village.
• Vikings of the Brecks, Exploring key individuals

Created by theatre company, Magic Floor Productions, the pack is guided by Viking characters Odger and Ulf, and includes original audio narration, as well as a range of creative activities designed in line with the National Curriculum. In addition to these downloadable resources, an in person visit from Odger and Ulf can be arranged for your class to enhance the learning. Character visits can be arranged by contacting Magic Floor Productions: magicfloor.pro@gmail.com

This education pack was created by Magic Floor Productions for the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme (with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund).

 

An eel, swimming.

Eels in the Brecks

Resources for educators wanting to learn more about the European eel, anguilla anguilla, covering the history, cultural significance, and natural history of this critically endangered species. This pack can be used for a single lesson or a series of shorter lessons in the classroom.

Brecks Heritage School

Free CPD opportunities for primary teachers

Why join the Brecks Heritage Schools Network?

  • Regular meetings offer CPD focusing on local culture and heritage.
  • Gain practical ideas to use in your classroom, playground or school field.
  • Identify curriculum links and develop subject knowledge.
  • Enjoy informal discussions with colleagues from local schools.
  • Free downloadable education resources, films and case studies.
  • Share good practice across the Heritage Schools regional and national network.
  • Pupil achievement certificates and a Heritage Schools Award plaque.
  • It is free and refreshments are provided.

For further information please contact Melissa Hawker from Ancient House Museum: melissa.hawker@norfolk.gov.uk

Links to Education Resources Provided by Partners

The following are links to other Schools/Education resources provided by our partners that we think are relevant, or may be of interest. We take no credit (or responsibility) for content.

 

The Norfolk Heritage Explorer website offers great teaching resources which can be found using the links below.

  • These Resource Packs have been designed in consultation with the Learning Department of Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service and local schools.
  • They have been developed to be used with the National Curriculum.
  • They provide details from the Norfolk Heritage Explorer website together with photographs, drawings and extracts from the paper archives held in the Norfolk Historic Environment Record.

Each pack is split into a Teachers’ section and a Resource section.

  • The Teachers’ sections contain background material, possible teaching activities and ideas for cross curricular working.
  • The Resource section is made of a number of sheets which can be photocopied.

These contain everything required to follow the suggested teaching activities, but could also be used in a variety of different ways.

 

Key Stage 2: History

Key Stage 3: History

AS/A2 Level: Classical Civilisations

 

The Conservation Volunteers website offers great activity resources which host a collection of nature-based activities produce by TCV teams across the UK.

 

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