Discover Learning Resources

The Learning Materials and Learning Map provide everything that primary school pupils 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 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 several projects.

Our teachers’ forum incorporated familiarisation with the area and free professional development with networking and opportunities for school exchange.

In addition to this work we also collated the “best of the rest” – additional local resources developed by other projects such as the Woodwell Journal and Know Your Place.

You can find an overview of what’s available in our leaflet.

The resources aim to develop a wide range of knowledge, skills and understanding, from history to literacy to science.

They are all categorised into one of five themes:

The Learning Materials section contains various activities that can be undertaken in and out of the classroom.

The Learning Map points to specific locations within A Forgotten Landscape with ideas of how to relate a visit there back to the curriculum.

The River Severn at Shirehampton

Local Landscapes

A variety of activities to get children thinking about the landscape itself, from natural features and wildlife to how it lends itself to agriculture and industry.

Severn Beach history

Changing Times

A range of tasks to encourage pupils to look back through the history of the area, linking their present with who and what has come before; from the ancient world to the more recent past of living memory.


Super Senses

An assortment of exercises to help youngsters use their senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell to get a real feel for the unique world around them and fire their imaginations.

Photo credit: Stephen Judd

Under and Over

A choice of assignments to allow students to explore the forgotten landscape from a different perspective, from figuring out how Under and Over to cross over the Severn to digging for treasure beneath their feet.

The wide expanse of the estuary at Severn Beach

Watery Treasures

A selection of projects to inspire learners to examine the influence of the river Severn and estuary; how they shape the lives and livelihoods of the people who live, work and travel in the area.

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 Map
A Forgotten Landscape Learning Materials

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.

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