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Learning Programme 2019/20 Key Stages 1-3


Welcome to Learning with the JORVIK Group What’s New in 2019-2020? It has been a busy year across the JORVIK Group and we start the new school year with more learning opportunities than ever before. The Learning Team has been out and about a lot over the last year, delivering new and engaging content through a range of school projects and outreaches. We’ve worked alongside teachers and museum professionals, both locally and internationally, through our ‘Follow the Vikings’ partnership to share best practice and bring new ideas back to our work in the attractions. With more opportunities to see new objects, tailor your attractions visits and borrow classroom resources than ever before, we look forward to supporting your school’s exploration of the past through our immersive spaces and cross-curricular archaeology activities.

‘Life and Death in Eboracum’- New exhibition at DIG We’re uncovering more of our Roman past at DIG this year and exploring the fascinating story of York’s development from a military fortress to a thriving civilian city. Our ‘Life and Death in Eboracum’ exhibition will allow your pupils to discover how archaeologists use a range of analytical and interpretative techniques to answer questions about Roman life in York nearly 2000 years ago and have a go at some investigation for themselves. Entrance to the exhibition is included in the DIG ticket price- ask our Reservations Team for a time slot to visit the exhibition when booking.

Experience Based on teacher feedback, our Barley Hall workshop programme is now fully customisable with a range of thematic and hands-on sessions for you to mix and match. Choose the activities to suit your teaching needs- your pupils can now make themselves at home in our 15th-century townhouse before turning their attention to the treats and trials of the wider medieval world. Turn to pg 10 to learn more.

Bespoke Archaeology Outreach New for 2019, we have been working with the archaeologists in our Fieldwork and Finds teams to develop a new set of activities to bring archaeological skills into your classroom. Explore how the objects we dig up are analysed and interpreted, and discover more about how archaeologists learn about the lives of people in the past. Turn to pg 16 to learn how to book!

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Contents Getting Started: JORVIK Group Learning at a Glance 4-5 Visiting JORVIK Viking Centre 6-7 Learn about the Viking street of Coppergate that stood on site over 1000 years ago, explore the evidence uncovered and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the city of Jorvik

Visiting DIG 8-9 Discover how archaeologists learn about the 2000 years of York’s history from the artefacts they unearth and have a go at digging for archaeological remains yourself

Visiting Barley Hall 10-11 Give your pupils the chance to explore inside a merchant’s townhouse from the early Tudor period and get involved in the daily life of the servants

Visiting The Richard III and Henry VII Experiences 12-13 Explore the influence of the reigns of Richard III and Henry VII on York at these two attractions and see how history was shaped by the conflict of the Wars of the Roses

JORVIK Group Learning Out and About 14-15 Visit our partner sites for even more workshops and learning experiences from the JORVIK Group and learn about our special medieval feast packages

JORVIK Group Learning in the Classroom 16-17 Find out more about bringing history to life in the classroom with our range of loan boxes, outreach services and virtual outreach sessions

Get Involved in JORVIK Group Learning 18-19 See the latest opportunities for getting involved with our festivals, free schools projects and professional development days

Booking Your Learning Session with the JORVIK Group 20-21 Use our guide to book a visit or an outreach session for your pupils, including some handy tips to help you prepare

Important Information & How to Find Us 22-23


Getting Started: JORVIK Group Learning At a Glance:

The use of archaeology and the interpretation of historical, archaeological and sci Visit to an Attraction or Exhibition

PREHISTORY

Prehistoric finds are on display at DIG

Workshops

Outreach and Virtual Outreach

Loan Boxes

- Tracks of the Past The ‘Hearth and Home’ workshop also contains elements of Prehistory

We offer a Prehistory Virtual Outreach option

We provide a Prehistory Loan Box and a Star Carr Mesolithic Loan Box

(see pg 17)

(see pg 9)

ROMAN

DIG

- Life in A Roman Town The ‘Hearth and Home’ and ‘Burials and Beliefs’ workshops also contain elements of Roman history

(see pg 17)

We provide a Roman Loan Box (see pg 17)

(see pg 9)

ANGLO- SAXON

Anglian items and AngloScandinavian finds are on display at JORVIK Viking Centre

- Anglo-Saxon & Viking Medicine - Anglo-Saxon and Viking Costume (see pg 7)

The ‘Burials and Beliefs’ workshop also contains elements of Anglo-Saxon history (see pg 9)

VIKING

JORVIK Viking Centre

- Battle Tactics - Viking Sagas - Anglo-Saxon & Viking Medicine - Anglo-Saxon and Viking Costume - Traders, Looters or Settlers?

We offer a Viking Outreach session and Viking Virtual Outreach options

We provide a Viking Loan Box

We offer a Tudor Outreach session and Tudor Virtual Outreach options

We provide a Tudor Loan Box

(see pg 17)

(see pgs 16 & 17)

(see pgs 7 & 9)

MEDIEVAL

Barley Hall or Richard III Experience or Henry VII Experience

- Medieval Manners: Do Your Duty - Medieval Manners: Flaunt Your Finery - Crime and Punishment - Medieval Battles and Sieges (see pgs 11 & 13)

TUDOR

Barley Hall or Henry VII Experience or Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

- Medieval Manners - Healers and Humours - Arms and Armour - Plays and Performances - Lore and Learning - Tudor Dance - Trade and Exploration

(see pg 17)

(see pgs 16 & 17)

(see pgs 11 & 15)

ARCHAEOLOGY

DIG

- Burials & Beliefs - Hearth & Home - Tracks of the Past - Life in a Roman Town - Traders, Looters or Settlers? (see pg 9)

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We offer an Archaeology Outreach session and Archaeology Virtual Outreach options (see pgs 16 & 17)

We provide an Archaeology Loan Box (see pg 17)


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ientific subjects in our attractions and exhibitions can help students in the following Curriculum Links

• acquiring knowledge about the following historical periods: changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age • understanding historical concepts and gaining an awareness of the past and developing narratives of continuity and change • putting familiar events in chronological order • understanding methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used to make historical claims

• acquiring knowledge about the following historical periods: the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain • understanding historical concepts, gaining an awareness of the past and developing narratives of continuity and change • putting familiar events in chronological order • understanding methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used to make historical claims

• acquiring knowledge about the following historical periods: Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons • understanding historical concepts, gaining an awareness of the past and developing narratives of continuity and change • putting familiar events in chronological order • understanding methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used to make historical claims

• acquiring knowledge about the following historical periods: the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor

(KS2) (KS1/2/3) (KS1/2) (KS1/2/3)

(KS2) (KS1/2/3) (KS1/2) (KS1/2/3)

(KS2) (KS1/2/3) (KS1/2) (KS1/2/3)

(KS2)

• understanding historical concepts, gaining an awareness of the past and developing narratives of continuity and change

(KS1/2/3)

• understanding methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used to make historical claims

(KS1/2/3)

• approaching mathematics calculations and problems relating to money and methods of payment when participating in trading activities • speaking and listening: developing skills in listening to others, questioning, and using drama to convey information

• carrying out a study of an aspect or theme in British history beyond 1066 • learning about significant events and people in local, national and global history

(KS2) (KS1/KS2)

(KS2) (KS1)

• understanding historical concepts, gaining an awareness of the past and developing narratives of continuity and change

(KS1/2/3)

• understanding methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used to make historical claims

(KS1/2/3)

• carrying out a study of an aspect or theme in British history beyond 1066 • learning about significant events and people in local, national and global history

(KS2) (KS1)

• understanding historical concepts, gaining an awareness of the past and developing narratives of continuity and change

(KS1/2/3)

• understanding methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used to make historical claims

(KS1/2/3)

• speaking and listening: developing skills in listening to others, questioning, and using drama to convey information

(KS1/KS2)

• asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them; setting up simple practical enquiries and making observations • constructing knowledge of the past from a range of sources • understanding methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used to make historical claims • recognising the parts of human bodies, animal bodies and plants; describing the changes as humans develop to old age; adaptation and evolution; stages in a life cycle; the features of different habitats and micro-habitats; and the presence of micro-organisms in soil • identifying and working with a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials

(KS2) (KS2/3) (KS1/2/3) (KS2) (KS1/2)

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THE ORIGINAL VIKING ENCOUNTER

Built on the very site where archaeologists discovered over 40,000 Viking-age objects, JORVIK Viking Centre is an immersive experience for you and your class to explore, where you can see, smell, hear and even touch the past.

DISCOVER

On arrival, you will be greeted by your Viking guide outside JORVIK where you will discover how archaeologists made stunning finds in the ground beneath your feet, bringing the hidden remains of the Viking city to light. Next, you will venture deep underground to our Discover Coppergate gallery. Here, at Viking street level, is a spectacular recreation of the archaeological site, with videos and images from the original excavation and a chance to hear the voices of the people who dug here.

EXPLORE

Join your Viking guides to explore our artefacts gallery, where you can get up close to finds from the famous Coppergate dig. From personal belongings such as socks and combs, to trade goods like pans and knives, your pupils may have a chance to handle some of these rare finds.

EXPERIENCE

Board your time capsule and get ready to experience life in a Viking city for yourself! The street and its inhabitants are recreated from the archaeological finds; audio narration is by a local boy, Toki, who accompanies you for the whole of your journey, and acts as your guide to the traders, travellers, storytellers and priests who mingle in this multicultural city in the year AD 960.

We always have a brilliant experience! Your staff members are all organised, helpful and really enthusiastic- always keeping the children engaged and interested. Y5 teacher, Leeds

Not enough time to visit our shop? Pre-order your pupils’ souvenir gift bags and have a rush-free visit. See pg 21 for our fun souvenir options.

Looking for Lunch? When arranging a visit to JORVIK Viking Centre, remember to pre-book our free lunch space, located 5 minutes away at DIG. See pg 20 for more information.

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To complement your visit to JORVIK Viking Centre, choose from our fun Viking-themed workshops*, designed to spark your pupils’ interest and develop their knowledge.

Viking Battle Tactics

Put your pupils through their paces: it’s time to prepare for battle! Discover some of the causes of raiding and warfare in Viking times, see the weapons that were used and then have a go at re-enacting Viking strategies for the battlefield.

Viking Sagas

Promoting an interest in Viking myths and poetry, our skald (a Viking storyteller) will help you understand the importance of stories of gods, giants and heroes in Viking society. Listen to stories and poetry heard by Vikings over 1000 years ago, help re-enact a myth about Thor and his hammer and have fun with Viking riddles or ‘kennings’.

Anglo-Saxon and Viking Costume

Learn about the clothing that settlers wore in Jorvik and give your pupils a chance to dress up in some examples. Hear how costume reflected status and find out why it was just as important to be fashionable in Anglo-Saxon and Viking times as it is today!

Anglo-Saxon and Viking Medicine

Where did Anglo-Saxons go to get medical cures? Who would treat an injured Viking warrior? Learn how plants, animals, insects and even magic were used to cure ailments of the past. Hear about some of the dramatic measures that were taken and decide which cures you think would work best. *JORVIK workshops are held at our sister attraction DIG, which is a 5-minute walk from JORVIK Viking Centre. Opening Times 10.00 - 17.00 Summer (Apr - Oct) | 10.00 - 16:00 Winter (Nov - Mar) | Closed 24/25/26th December Access Most areas at JORVIK are accessible via wheelchair. As much of the attraction is underground, pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Full details about access can be found on our website. Extend your day with us and book a joint visit to JORVIK Viking Centre and DIG. Turn to pg 8-9 to find out more!

Full details and costs of a visit to JORVIK Viking Centre can be found on pg 20-21. To make a booking, please contact our Reservations team on 01904 615505 or email schools@yorkat.co.uk.

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What will you find?

DIG is an exciting attraction which enables learners to engage with archaeology in a hands-on way. Become archaeologists for the day and learn how we can use our discoveries to learn more about life in the past.

EXPLORE

DISCOVER

Investigate 2000 years of York’s history as you explore our collections and displays. Find out about Roman burial customs, Viking trading, medieval town life and Victorian toilets through our exhibition displays and activity tables.

Handling genuine objects from the past, pupils will find out which materials survive and how archaeologists sort and identify finds to learn about different periods. Your class can put their enquiry skills to the test, using scientific thinking to analyse the materials left behind. Choose to explore the remains of Viking backyards or Roman rubbish pits to complement your topic of study.

EXPERIENCE

At DIG, learners have a go at excavating finds for themselves. Sessions start in the briefing hut, where pupils are instructed on digging for archaeological finds and kitted out with the tools they will need. Once inside the DIG pits, pupils can unearth artefacts from four different historical periods and discover more about the history of York over the past 2000 years. Teacher’s Note: The soil is not real; it is safe and clean so no change of clothing is necessary.

You provided our children with a great learning opportunity which they got so much from. In fact, they haven’t stopped talking about it since we got back! Y4 teacher, Dewsbury

Looking for Lunch? When arranging a visit to DIG, remember to prebook our free lunch space, located upstairs in the attraction - see pg 20 for more information.

Not enough time to visit our shop? Save valuable time and pre-order your pupils’ souvenir gift bags to give your class a memento of their day. See pg 21 for our fun souvenir options.

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To complement your visit to DIG, choose from our fun archaeology-themed workshops, designed to spark your pupils’ interest and develop their knowledge.

Tracks of the Past

Who were the earliest settlers in Yorkshire and why did they come here? Investigate for yourself and follow the tracks of the past through the Stone Ages, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Find out what changed for people living in Britain between the different times and examine their tools, homes, and even their diets!

Life in A Roman Town

York started life as the Roman fortress of Eboracum in AD 71 and archaeology gives us an exciting glimpse into what life might have been like back then. Using evidence from the fort, houses and workshops of Roman York, get hands-on and piece together an idea of how people lived in the bustling town.

Traders, Looters or Settlers?

Why did the Vikings come here and who were they really? Sorting through finds, examining tree-rings, matching chemical fingerprints and looking through microscopic clues will provide your pupils with the evidence to support their ideas about the Vikings in this fun, interactive workshop.

Burials and Beliefs

This workshop leads your pupils in an investigation of rites and practices from prehistoric to modern times. Pupils will engage in a debate about how different beliefs about society and the afterlife can be understood through burial traditions and the use of grave goods in different cultures.

Hearth and Home

Learn all about the places people called home, from simple wooden huts to great stone castles! Through hands-on activities, pupils will investigate building materials and styles and learn how archaeologists can reconstruct what a building might have looked like from the remains left behind. Opening Times 10.00 – 16.00 daily Closed 24/25/26th December Access DIG is fully wheelchair accessible. Full details about access can be found on our website.

Full details and costs of a visit to DIG can be found on pg 20-21. To make a booking, please contact our Reservations team on 01904 615505 or email schools@yorkat.co.uk.

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Make Yourself at Home

Barley Hall is a medieval townhouse, once home to the Lord Mayor of York. Located on the doorstep of York Minster, the building has been restored to its former glory, giving you the chance to experience what it would have been like to live over five hundred years ago.

DISCOVER

Learn about the Snawsell family who lived here towards the end of the medieval period and how the remains of their home were uncovered and restored. Discover how this timber-framed building would have been recognised as a fashionable and prestigious residence and the skilled craftsmen that contributed to its construction.

EXPLORE

Explore what life was like for both the family and the servants living in a wealthy merchant’s townhouse in the Middle Ages and how York was a busy centre in the north of England. Take a tour of the rooms in the house and make yourself at home; sit on the furniture, handle the objects and take part in role-play of the servants’ daily duties.

EXPERIENCE

Immerse yourselves in the sumptuous settings of the Great Hall and the practical living quarters of the servants. Accompanied by our costumed characters, your class can take part in a variety of fun workshops to explore different aspects of our medieval and Tudor past. Or extend your stay with us by choosing our half-day or full-day experience options where your class can don historical costume and experience life in a medieval townhouse. New for 2020! Full Day Experiences Spend a full day at Barley Hall by choosing one of our half-day experiences and adding two of our fun and interactive workshops from the selection opposite.

We loved our Barley Hall visit… we wished we could stay even longer! Y3 Teacher, Cottingham

Looking for Lunch? When arranging a visit to Barley Hall, remember to pre-book a timeslot for lunch and eat in the sumptuous surroundings of the Great Hall - see pg 21 for more information.

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To complement your visit to Barley Hall, choose from our fun medieval and Tudor-themed workshops and experiences, designed to spark your pupils’ interest and develop their knowledge.

Healers and Humours Workshop

Learn about medieval and Tudor medicine and how illness and ailments were treated hundreds of years ago. Explore doctors’ diagnoses and their cures, and the grisly methods of the barber surgeon. Not for the faint-hearted!

Arms and Armour Workshop

Hear how weapons of all kinds were used in everyday life, from sport and hunting to self-defence. Discover how weapons could be status symbols or valued items of costume, and handle some of these weapons for yourself.

Plays and Performances Workshop

Can you tell a tragedy from a comedy? Learn more about the world of medieval and Tudor entertainment by brushing up on your acting skills and taking a turn as a 16th-century Player in this literacy-themed workshop.

Lore and Learning Workshop

Take a closer look at the development of medieval science, and delve into astrology to discover the influence of the planets; understand key developments in technology and scientific thought that helped shape the education system.

Medieval Manners Half-Day Experience Do your Duty OR Flaunt your Finery

Brush up on your manners and don medieval dress for a fun morning or afternoon at Barley Hall. Under the watchful eye of the household staff, experience life as an apprentice servant or aspire to greatness and learn how to impress at a medieval feast. Access Unfortunately due to the structure of this historic building, only the ground floor of Barley Hall can be accessed by wheelchair users. Full details about access can be found on our website. Opening Times April – October: 10am-5pm November – March: 10am-4pm Closed 24/25/26th December

Full details and costs of a visit to Barley Hall can be found on pg 20-21. To make a booking, please contact our Reservations team on 01904 615505 or email schools@yorkat.co.uk.

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Two Kings, Two Gates, One City A visit to the Richard III Experience at Monk Bar and the Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar is designed to help your pupils get a glimpse of life in England during the Wars of the Roses and the reigns of these two famous kings.

DISCOVER

Standing for hundreds of years as gateways to the city, Monk Bar and Micklegate Bar are ideal settings for a tale of battles and glory. Tour the fortified gatehouses and learn about the grisly history of the Bars, the royalty who passed through and the traitors whose heads were displayed.

EXPLORE

Follow the story of the struggle for the crown faced by Richard III and Henry VII in the Wars of the Roses. Your pupils can learn about each king’s ambitions, actions and the impact they had on the medieval city of York.

EXPERIENCE

Your tour of the Richard III Experience or the Henry VII Experience will be hosted by a medieval guide, who will encourage your students to apply problem solving and creative thinking to enhance their understanding of the past. The second part of your visit will include themed medieval activities: Medieval Battles and Sieges at the Richard III Experience and Crime and Punishment at the Henry VII Experience.

The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back on our next trip to York!

Y6 teacher, West Midlands

Towton Battlefield Displays

During your visit to the Richard III Experience at Monk Bar, you can view military and personal artefacts from Towton battlefield and encourage your pupils to consider the life of a soldier in the Wars of the Roses.

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To complement your visit to the Richard III & Henry VII Experiences, choose from our fun medieval and Tudorthemed activities designed to spark your pupils’ interest and develop their knowledge.

Visiting the Richard III Experience | Medieval Battles and Sieges

Explore the development of York’s fortifications and the tumultuous history of the city through this fun tour with themed activities. With a focus on the battles of the Wars of the Roses and their impact on city life, the tour will encourage students to look at weapons, architecture and strategies in battle and siege.

Visiting the Henry VII Experience | Crime and Punishment

Find out how York’s lawbreakers were dealt with in medieval and Tudor times in the forbidding surroundings of Micklegate Bar, where traitors’ heads were displayed in years gone by. Decide if the punishment fitted the crime as you explore justice in the medieval city, where King, Church, Sheriff and Mayor all had a say! Access Unfortunately the Richard III and Henry VII Experiences are not accessible for visitors in wheelchairs, and are reached via steep and narrow stairs. Full details about access can be found on our website. Opening Times The Richard III Experience at Monk Bar 10.00 – 16.00 daily Closed 24/25/26th December

The Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar 10.00 – 16.00 daily from February – November School visits are also available December – January on request Closed 24/25/26th December

In the case of extreme weather the city walls are closed and this may affect access to the Experiences. Call 01904 615505 for more information.

Joint Visits Why not extend your day with us and book a joint visit to both the Richard III Experience and the Henry VII Experience? Or, visit both Bars and our medieval townhouse Barley Hall to extend your exploration of York’s medieval past. Please contact our friendly Reservations team to discuss schedules for joint site visits.

Full details and costs of a visit to the Richard III & Henry VII Experiences can be found on pg 20-21. To make a booking, please contact our Reservations team on 01904 615505 or email schools@yorkat.co.uk.

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Out and About

Visit one of our partner sites for even more memorable learning opportunities with The JORVIK Group, or enhance your trips and school fun days with our events packages.

Medieval Feast Evening at Barley Hall Make any evening in York one to be remembered, when you treat your group to some medieval merriment and feasting at Barley Hall! Whether you are on a residential visit or running an after-school club, youngsters of all ages are sure to enjoy this unique dining and activities experience. Join our friendly medieval hosts for games and dressing up or choose activities from our hands-on workshop programme at Barley Hall, before tucking into a delicious banquet buffet served in the sumptuous surroundings of our beautiful Great Hall. Medieval Banquets take place between 5pm to 8pm; they cost from £15 per child & £7.50 per adult with the evening buffet meal and all activities included.

Thank you for the visit to Barley Hall- it was so good, I actually felt like I was in Tudor times!

Y4 pupil, Scarborough

Please get in touch with our friendly Hospitality team to find out more: eventsandhospitality@yorkat.co.uk.

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To complement your visit to Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, choose from our fun medieval workshops, designed to spark your pupils’ interest and develop their knowledge. The JORVIK Group and the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall offer a range of workshops for schools to enjoy. Located in the heart of York on Fossgate and set in its own gardens, the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is a beautiful example of a building from medieval York. Your visit will include a medieval tour with a costumed guide, allowing you to find out about its history and the people who met here to conduct their business. Following your tour, you can choose to have an additional workshop designed to complement your visit.

Trade and Exploration

Join the company of the Merchant Adventurers, and set sail on a voyage in search of rare luxury goods. Team up with your classmates in a game of risk and chance, where pupils will learn about the perils and triumphs of seafaring in the Tudor period.

Historic Dance

In this interactive session your pupils can enjoy learning some fun historic dances. Explore the social etiquette of the dancefloor and why dancing was one of the highlights of the social calendar in the medieval past.

Booking Details Booking your visit could not be easier. Telephone 01904 615505 or email schools@yorkat.co.uk PRICES

Entrance

Child

£4.00

Teacher*

£4.30

* One teacher free with every 6 child places booked.

Workshop prices: £2 per child, in addition to entrance fee. Accompanying adults go free.

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Learning in the Classroom

Make the most of The JORVIK Group’s learning programme by using our specially designed classroom services. Invite us to visit your school in person or online using our outreach and virtual outreach services or use our loan boxes and online resources in your own teaching.

Outreach If your school is less than fifty miles from York*, our outreach service offers you the opportunity to invite characters from Viking or Tudor England into your classroom. Using a range of artefacts, resources and activities, our learning hosts will help your class discover how life was different in the past and they can cover a range of themes, including trading, home life, battles, beliefs, clothing, games and medicine. Alternatively, you can challenge your pupils’ investigative skills with our Archaeology outreach, new for 2019. Through a selection of archaeological tools and real artefacts, your class can make their own discoveries, study their finds and make their own conclusions about the past lives of York’s inhabitants, be they Roman, Viking or Tudor! All outreach sessions start at £175 for up to 40 children. Full details can be found on page 20 and online at www.thejorvikgroup.com/education.

It really was magical and the highlight of our topic… super, super, super! Y5 teacher, Lancashire

Full details and costs of an outreach visit, a virtual outreach session or a loan box can be found on pg 20-21. To make a booking, please contact our Reservations team on 01904 615505 or email schools@yorkat.co.uk. *If your school is more that fifty miles from York, we may still be able to visit - contact our Reservations Team at schools@yorkat.co.uk to enquire.

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Virtual Outreach Wherever you are in the world, you can invite a Viking or Tudor-era character into your classroom via a video link. Your students can spend 45 minutes discovering what life was like in these interesting periods of English history. View a variety of artefacts, hear tales from the fireside and get the chance to put your own prepared questions to our Viking settler or Tudor townsperson. You can also have a virtual outreach session from one of our archaeologists if you want to learn more about their work and how finds are used to study the past. Book our specialist session, Prehistory Revealed! to learn about exciting discoveries from Prehistoric Yorkshire.

What an excellent experience… The children can’t stop talking about it and have gained valuable insight into this period of history which was informative, fun and unique. Y3 Teacher, Northumberland

All virtual outreach sessions cost £50 per session. We use Skype as our video conferencing platform so check with your IT support team to see if your school can use Skype. Alternatively, we have teamed up with Yorkshire Video Conferencing to offer our virtual outreach sessions on different platforms. Visit www.thejorvikgroup.com/education to find out more.

Loan Boxes We have a range of loan boxes for you to borrow, covering a variety of periods and topics. These include Archaeology, Prehistory, Roman Britain, the Vikings and Tudor life. These boxes have been designed to complement study at KS2 but can be used by other age groups, SEN groups or home learners. Loan boxes are collected from our DIG attraction and can be borrowed for up to six weeks.

All loan boxes cost £24 to hire for the first week, and £6 for every subsequent week. Full details of Loan Boxes and sample images of the contents can be found at: www.thejorvikgroup.com/education

The children really enjoyed the activities provided in the loan box and looking at the objects

Y3 teacher, Wetherby

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Get Involved in JORVIK Group Learning Professional Development with The JORVIK Group We offer various INSET and CPD opportunities for teaching staff throughout the year, on a variety of history and archaeology topics. We also organise placements or training sessions for trainee teachers who want to use our attractions to gain experience of teaching in settings other than schools, or to acquire evidence for working towards your Teaching Standards. Our next sessions are: Friday 10th January 2020, 10am – All About Archaeology (York-based session) This free course will equip teachers with lots of ideas for fun and practical history lessons inspired by the archaeology of Yorkshire, and demonstrate the cross-curricular opportunities arising for archaeology-themed topic work.

[The time] I was on placement here was truly wonderful and has taught me so much invaluable knowledge! Education Student, York

Monday 1st June 2020, 10am – Exploring Roman York A beginner’s guide to York’s fascinating Roman history with inspiration for hands-on and creative activities to use in the classroom. Learn more about what remains of our Roman past survive and how to use artefacts to enhance children’s learning. For more details on these sessions, please call our Reservations team on 01904 615505 or visit www.thejorvikgroup.com/education for the latest updates. For more details on teacher training placements, please see www.thejorvikgroup. com/placements.

The JORVIK Viking Festival 2020

The JORVIK Group organises the annual JORVIK Viking Festival. Considered the largest festival of its kind in Europe and taking place every February half term, the festival always offers learning opportunities for all ages and abilities. At next year’s Festival, there will be a wealth of opportunities for schools and community groups to get involved in creative projects and activities in the run-up to the festivities. See jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk to learn more.

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Shaking Hands with the Past - Online Video Resources Thanks to Arts Council England Museums Resilience funding, we have been able to commission more episodes of our vodcast series, Shaking Hands with the Past. These videos allow viewers to take a close look at objects from the JORVIK Group collections, with the help of an archaeologist guide and their historical friends. Access our YouTube channel to view the Viking or Medieval episodes- featuring our 10th-century Norse resident Jorund and 15th-century goodwoman Mistress Parkin - and learn more about artefacts as diverse as archery equipment and gaming pieces! Discover all at www.thejorvikgroup.com/vodcasts

SHELDON MEMORIAL TRUST

The Sheldon Memorial Trust Schools Competition The Sheldon Memorial Trust is offering a prize worth £1000 to a primary school in York and its environs to explore 2000 years of York’s history through the lens of archaeology. This package of learning activities will encourage learners to think about multiple periods of local history, changes over time and the impact of settlers using YAT excavations/collections as case studies. Activities could include: • The use of a loan box packed with replica artefacts and resources • A visit to your classroom by our educational team who will provide a day of interactive outreach sessions • A field trip to a museum or an archaeological site to learn more about archaeologists and how finds are used to learn more about life in the past. To be in with a chance of winning, tell us what top three things you and your class would like to learn about York’s history from the Roman, Viking, Medieval and Victorian periods. You can do this with letters, drawings, or even a video: your class might enjoy role-playing some aspects of life from different periods of history! The class with the most creative and persuasive approach will be the winner. The deadline for submissions is 31st December 2019. For more information on terms and conditions, see www.sheldonmemorialtrust.org/education-projects.html

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Booking Information

We want your experience to be as enjoyable as possible for you and your pupils. Use our handy guide to help you book the perfect package. Our Reservations team is happy to answer any of your questions and assist in organising your visit.

Booking your visit couldn’t be easier. Just call our Reservations team on 01904 615505 or email schools@yorkat.co.uk.

ATTRACTIONS (SINGLE ADMISSION TICKETS AND JOINT ADMISSION)** PRICES

1 site

2 sites

3 sites

4 sites

5 sites

Child

£4.00

£7.00

£9.00

£10.00

£11.00

Teacher*

£4.30

£8.00

£9.50

£10.50

£11.50

*One teacher free with every 6 child places booked. **You do not have to visit attractions on the same day.

WORKSHOPS (CHARGED IN ADDITION TO ATTRACTIONS ADMISSION)

Workshop Costs

Workshop Costs (with any joint admission ticket)

Barley Hall Half Day Experience Costs**

Barley Hall Full Day Experience Costs**

Child

£2.00

£1.50

£6.50

£9.00

Teacher*

FREE

FREE

£4.30

£4.30

PRICES

* One teacher free with every 6 child places booked. ** Includes attractions admission cost; no other ticket needed.

LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM PRICING PRICES Cost

Outreach

Virtual Outreach

Loan Box

£175 for up to 40 children,

£50 per session (multiple sessions can be booked)

£24 for first week of hire;

£4.50 per additional child*

£6 for subsequent weeks**

* Mileage charge of 45p/mile also applies. ** Maximum hire period is 6 weeks.

Lunch Spaces DIG has space for up to 35 people to eat a packed lunch, free of charge. Visitors to DIG or JORVIK Viking Centre are also welcome to eat lunch in the DIG garden. School parties booking a Half Day or Full Day Experience at Barley Hall eat lunch in the Great Hall, which can also be reserved for groups visiting the medieval attractions for a workshop or half-day experience on request. Please note that pre-booking is essential. See the important information on pg 22 for full terms and conditions.

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Attractions Booking Step-by-Step Guide 1. PLAN YOUR BOOKING Read through our Learning Programme and webpages to select the options you want. Check through the Important Information section on pg 22 for any terms relating to your selection. Make sure you have an idea of your preferred dates and times for your visit ready to check for availability, and how many children you’d like to book for. Please note: to avoid disappointment please aim to book your visit at least 6 weeks in advance . 2. CONTACT US Contact our Reservations Team on

3. CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING Our Reservations Team will offer you a schedule incorporating all the elements you need for a successful day. Please note that this does not represent a booking at this stage.

Remember to book any extras to make your visit run smoothly- let our Reservations team know if you want to reserve a lunch space or pre-order souvenir packs!

If you would like to book this schedule, please let us know within 3 working days. Our team will then make the booking and send you your confirmation paperwork- please have full contact details for your school/ organisation available at this point.

01904 6155505 or email schools@yorkat.co.uk about your proposed booking. Please let us know the age of your pupils and any special educational needs they might have so we can tailor the package to your needs.

4. CHECK & RETURN YOUR CONFIRMATION PAPERWORK Check through the confirmation

paperwork to ensure the details are correct and provide us with any additional information about your group. Return the form to us via email to schools@yorkat.co.uk or posted to: Reservations Department, DIG, St Saviour’s Church, St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN.

6. COLLECTING LOAN BOXES If you have booked a loan box, our Reservations team will make arrangements for you to visit us and collect it. Why not hire a loan box you can pick up on the day of your visit and use it to support your learning back in school?

5. PREPARING FOR YOUR SESSION Ask

our Reservations Team to organise a free teacher familiarisation visit for you and a colleague. Our attractions team will be happy to answer any questions you might have about your trip and you can familiarise yourself with the locations of our workshops and facilities. If you have booked an outreach session, we will arrange for a discussion of your requirements with our Learning Team. For virtual outreach, this will be a free Test Call using Skype, so that any technical issues can be resolved before your session.

7. ENJOY YOUR SESSION! We look forward to meeting your group and providing you with a fun and memorable learning experience!

Souvenir Packs We offer a range of souvenir packs to give your class a memento of their day. Save valuable time and preorder your pupils’ souvenirs before you visit- choose from Viking, Tudor or Archaeology themes, starting at just £3 per child. Please contact our Reservations team to see the current contents of the packs and prices. See the important information on pg 22 for further terms and conditions.

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Booking Information

Important Information The JORVIK Group prides itself on offering an engaging and inclusive experience for all. Please read the following information for any terms that might apply to your booking. 1. Although we will always do our best to accommodate your group’s requirements, we are grateful for at least six weeks’ notice when booking workshops, outreach or virtual outreach.

9. Outreach sessions take place between 10-2pm, but these times can be more flexible around the school day in some circumstances. Virtual outreach sessions last 45 minutes.

2. Check you have an adequate number of adults accompanying your class. The JORVIK Group recommends a 1:6 teacher pupil ratio.

10. Pre-booking is essential to make use of the free lunch spaces at DIG and Barley Hall. To book a half-hour lunch slot (between 11.00 and 14.00), please request a time when booking your visit to JORVIK, DIG, the Richard III Experience, the Henry VII Experience and Barley Hall.

3. When booking workshops, a minimum group size of fifteen children applies. For information on booking workshops for smaller groups, please contact our Reservations team. 4. We advise a maximum of 20 children per group when booking the ‘Anglo-Saxon and Viking Costume’ workshop; a maximum of 24 children per group when booking our DIG workshops; a maximum of 32 children per group when booking our Barley Hall tours, workshops and experiences; and a maximum of 25 children per group when booking a visit to the Richard III Experience and the Henry VII Experience. 5. Once you have booked, check you have received your confirmation letter from us and that all of the booking details are correct. You will need to sign and return your confirmation letter to us at DIG, St Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN, or via email to schools@ yorkat.co.uk. 6. If you do not cancel a booking with at least 24 hours’ notice, you will be charged 50% of the visit total. 7. School parties should allow 1 hour for a visit to JORVIK, the Richard III Experience and the Henry VII Experience, and 90 minutes for a visit to DIG. Barley Hall visit times vary according to your booking, but standard admission includes the option of a tour of the house, lasting 1 hour. We request that groups arrive on time; owing to high demand, latecomers may be asked to join the queue or put into another time slot. Please be aware that this may result in you having a shorter visit length than the standard visit. 8. All workshop sessions offered at our attractions last 45 minutes and you will be offered the best schedule available to fit any workshop sessions around your attraction visit(s) on a first-come, first served basis. Half-Day Experiences last approx. 2 hours; this is in addition to any other attractions visit(s) or workshops booked. Full Day Experiences are stand-alone packages- they last approx. 4 hours in total, (usually between 10am-2pm), including time for lunch.

11. Due to the historic nature of the buildings at Barley Hall, the Richard III Experience and the Henry VII Experience, these venues are not fully accessible. The ground floor only at Barley Hall can be accessed by wheelchair users. The Richard III Experience and the Henry VII Experience are inaccessible to wheelchair users, and are reached via steep and narrow staircases: they are also without toilet facilities. Most areas at JORVIK are accessible via wheelchair, but as the attraction is below ground, pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment. 12. If booking a virtual outreach session, we recommend that you check with your IT support team to find out if your local authority blocks the use of Skype. If you are able to proceed, we will need to know your Skype ID at the point of booking. When making your booking, you will also need to book a test session (normally late afternoon at least two weeks prior to the date of your virtual outreach session) and provide a mobile contact number. 13. Loan boxes must be signed and paid for in person upon collection. Please note: we do not accept collection or return by courier. Return of the loan box after the agreed date will incur a penalty charge of £12 every week. If the box has still not been returned after 6 weeks, the JORVIK Group will seek further compensation to cover the full cost of the loan box, as the box will be deemed ‘lost’. If a longer loan period is required, you must extend the loan by contacting our Reservations team. You may be liable for additional costs if the late return of the box disrupts a later booking. You are responsible for the contents of the box whilst it is in your care. Should any of the items within the box go missing or be damaged then you may be liable to cover the costs of their replacement or repair. 14. When booking souvenir packs for your visit, please note that we normally require two weeks’ notice to ensure all stock is available. Alternatives may be provided and all souvenir packs are subject to availability.

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St George’s Field Coach Park

How to reach York By Rail

From York Railway Station – 15 minutes’ walk to DIG and the Richard III Experience, 10 minutes’ walk to JORVIK & Barley Hall, and 5 minutes’ walk to the Henry VII Experience.

By Road

Coach Parking: St George ’s Fields Coach Park Union Terrace Please note: coaches are not allowed inside the city walls.

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Continue your JORVIK adventure with the Children’s Guidebook

Available to pre-order as part of your visit. Please call 01904 615505 for more information The JORVIK Group is owned by York Archaeological Trust, a registered Charity in England & Wales (No. 509060) and Scotland (No. SCO42846).

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The JORVIK Group Learning Programme 2019/20  

Discover the full learning offer from the JORVIK Group of Attractions, including school visits to JORVIK Viking Centre

The JORVIK Group Learning Programme 2019/20  

Discover the full learning offer from the JORVIK Group of Attractions, including school visits to JORVIK Viking Centre