The Primary Schools Learning Pack provides everything that students and teachers need to be inspired to learn outside the classroom in the Lower Severn Vale. These free resources will engage students in their local environment and allow them to enjoy exploring and investigating A Forgotten Landscape.
Culture Force were commissioned to develop sustainable educational resources for primary schools in collaboration with teachers over two years. In addition to this work we have also collated the “best of the rest”, additional local resources developed by other projects into this portal such as the Woodwell Journal and Know Your Place.
Interpreting the local landscape and its heritage will bring the Severn Vale Levels to life and enhance the curriculum. The resources have a particular emphasis on learning outside the classroom and are based around five themes developed with teachers. Local teachers were actively involved in our teachers’ forum, which incorporated familiarisation with the area and free professional development with networking and opportunities for school exchange.
In 2016 and 2017 Culture Force worked with teachers and pupils from Manorbrook Primary School (Thornbury), Crossways School (Thornbury), Our Lady of the Rosary School (Lawrence Weston), St Peter’s School (Pilning) and Woodstock Special School (Henbury) to produce and test a range of materials for the following topics:
- Village Trails, which helps pupils to design a short heritage trail.
- A school exchange programme between urban and rural schools.
- Animated Severn, children re-imagine the landscape through people.
- Severn Stories, an outreach programme of story-telling.
- Scripting the Severn, a creative writing project.
In 2018 we worked with Severn Beach Primary School on two exciting projects: Brilliant Birds, a Forest School Project and Story Walks, an interactive outdoors literacy project.
Discover our Learning Map
With input and feedback from a range of teachers, we have gathered some locations and activities which may help bring the national curriculum alive for your pupils. Study our learning map and discover ideas for science, geography, geology, history and more.
Discover our Learning Materials
Learning Materials are grouped per theme chosen by our teacher forum. Dip in to see what learning materials you can use both in and outside of your primary school classroom. Heard about a specific project? Use the search tool to find it.