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The JORVIK Group

Attractions Learning Programme 2012/13 Key Stages 1 - 2

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Welcome to Learning with

The JORVIK Group

An outing to Jorvik Viking Centre gives children the opportunity to learn about the real Viking settlement of Jorvik that stood on-site one thousand years ago. Your pupils will have the chance to explore the Viking street of Coppergate, see how it was discovered and investigate the evidence left behind. Jorvik offers a unique learning experience for your school groups, allowing them to see, smell, hear and even touch the past. www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk

DIG is an exciting attraction which enables learners to engage with archaeology firsthand and explore how archaeologists recreate the past. Learners can handle genuine artefacts from 2000 years of York's history and explore DIG's changing programme of innovative exhibitions. DIG is located approximately five minutes’ walk from the JORVIK Viking Centre. www.digyork.com

Visiting Barley Hall gives pupils the chance to experience life inside a merchant’s townhouse in the early Tudor period. Pupils of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to get involved and learn about Tudor living as the Hall is brought to life by our costumed gallery staff. Barley Hall is located approximately ten minutes’ walk from both JORVIK Viking Centre and DIG. www.barleyhall.org.uk

Micklegate Bar is part of York’s famous walls. Providing vital defence for York and the site where the heads of traitors were displayed, Micklegate Bar Museum offers schools the opportunity to explore the bloody history of the city. Pupils can investigate crime and punishment in the past and work out how to defend the city walls. Micklegate Bar is located approximately fifteen minutes’ walk from JORVIK and DIG. www.micklegatebar.com


What’s new in 2012? Looking Back at Hungate At DIG

From the autumn of 2006 to the end of 2011, a team from York Archaeological Trust investigated the archaeology of the Hungate area of York, as part of the regeneration of a little-known corner of the city.

over 1,500 years ago. Find out how timbers from an Anglo-Saxon ship were remade into the cellar of a Viking-Age house. Examine beautifully crafted pots depicting the faces of humans and images of animals from York’s medieval past. Explore how people lived in What the archaeologists discovered Hungate’s Victorian streets and during their investigations was a houses, condemned as slum rich and changing story, reflecting districts. how people adapted the use of this low-lying parcel of land that sits This new exhibition lets you explore within an elbow of the River Foss. some of the diverse collection of artefacts discovered during the Looking Back at Hungate is a new five-year excavation of Hungate in exhibition which uses artefacts to York and reveals the stories of the tell the story of a changing city landscape over the last 2,000 years people who lived there from Roman and is located within the hands-on times to the early 20th century. The exhibition also includes a environment of DIG, bringing you range of fun, interactive resources closer to the archaeology of York. that allow young learners to carry out their own investigations into the See intricate and amazing Roman jewellery that was placed in graves changing face of historic York.


The Vikings arrived in 866AD. When will you get there?

JORVIK Viking Centre Built on the very site where archaeologists discovered over 40,000 Viking-Age objects, JORVIK Viking Centre is a must-see visitor experience that has changed the way museums interpret their collections.

The Experience Your discovery begins at street level in the Viking Age, where beneath your feet, under a glass floor, pupils will be able to seek out and investigate the remains of housing and objects discarded by the residents of Coppergate over 1,000 years ago. Staff are on hand to explain to your pupils how archaeologists used this evidence to learn about the way the Vikings lived and how we can learn about things such as Viking jobs and diets just by looking at the objects left behind.

The Ride The ride features stunning animatronics to bring the Viking residents of York back to life. Pupils board the state-of-the-art time capsule and take a tour of the streets of Jorvik – just as they were in the year 975AD, complete with sights, sounds and even smells! The street is fully recreated from the archaeological finds and learners will hear from a local resident who will explain what it’s like to live on the street.

The Galleries With a trained archaeologist guide, your class will explore how new techniques have enabled archaeologists to discover more fascinating facts about Viking-Age York. Featuring two human skeletons from the Coppergate dig, as well as real handling of artefacts, students will be able to investigate what the Vikings ate, what clothes they wore and what diseases they suffered from. The Artefacts gallery contains over 800 Viking artefacts discovered during the Coppergate Dig. Featuring personal belongings such as socks, jewellery and combs to trade goods like pans, knives and spurs; the artefacts are brought to life using interactive installations featuring four “Viking ghosts” which appear in the display cases and talk about their lives in Jorvik 1000 years ago. IT installations use touch-screens which allow pupils to discover more about the objects shown in the gallery and explore images, videos and interactive games. The final gallery takes a look at the last great battles of the Viking period in the York region, and explores the end of the Viking period and the coming of the Normans. Pupils can investigate skeletal remains, examine battle wounds and gain an insight into the bloody warfare that characterised the struggle for power in the north.


JORVIK Workshops The JORVIK Group’s schools workshop programme aims to spark pupils’ interest in the past by exploring a variety of fun and interesting themes. Viking Fashion

Learn about the clothing that Vikings wore. Hear how costume reflected status, and find out why it was just as important to be fashionable in Viking times as it is today! Includes a chance for your pupils to dress up as Vikings.

Viking Medicines

Meet one of the Viking-Age Cunning Folk and learn how plants were used as medicines during the Viking Age. Hear about some of the dramatic measures that were taken to save injured Vikings, and learn how superstition played a part in the cures of the day.

Viking Battle Tactics

Discover some of the causes of raiding and warfare in Viking times. See some of the weapons that were used, then have a go at re-enacting Viking strategies for the battlefield.

Viking Sagas

Our skald (a Viking storyteller) will help you understand the importance of stories in Viking society. Listen to tales first told over a thousand years ago, help re-enact a myth about Thor and his hammer and have fun with riddles.

Booking Details Booking a visit could not be easier. Telephone 01904 615505 or email groups@yorkat.co.uk Teachers booking a visit to JORVIK and DIG should remember to ask about DIG’s lunch space. JORVIK Viking Centre

JORVIK with DIG, Barley Hall or Micklegate Bar (choose one)

JORVIK with DIG, Barley Hall or Micklegate Bar (choose two)

JORVIK with DIG, Barley Hall and Micklegate Bar*

School Child

£3.00

£5.50

£7.50

£9.00

Teacher

£3.30

£6.50

£8.00

£9.50

PRICES

* Schools do not have to visit all four attractions in the same day. Please contact the reservations department. Prices may be subject to change. Please call our reservations line to confirm prices at time of booking. WORKSHOPS £2 PER CHILD, OR £1.50 WHEN BOOKED WITH 2 OR MORE ATTRACTIONS

One teacher goes free with every six school children booked. DURATION

Your visit to JORVIK Viking Centre will last approximately 1 hour. Workshops last approximately 45 mins. DOWNLOADS

A collection of downloadable PDF documents for teachers, containing teachers' notes and risk assessments, is available on the JORVIK website at www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk.

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

Disabled Toilet Lift Pushchair store Toilets OPENING TIMES

10.00 – 17.00 daily from April – October 10.00 – 16.00 daily from October – March Closed 24th/25th/26th December CODE OF CONDUCT

Please ensure your pupils respect other visitors, museum objects and attraction staff. Staff reserve the right to ask visitors to leave if their behaviour disrupts the experience of others in the attraction.


What will you find?

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

Entrance and workshop

Micklegate Bar with JORVIK, DIG Bar with JORVIK, DIG Micklegate Bar with JORVIK, DIG DIGMicklegate - An Archaeological Adventure or Barley Hall (choose one) or Barley Hall (choose two) and Barley Hall*

At DIG, learners can take part in an excavation and discover real £7.50 artefacts. This exploration reveals the history of£9.00 York, including Roman, Medieval, Viking and Victorian times. Learning at DIG is £6.50 £8.00 £9.50 £3.30 Teacher designed to be hands-on and evidence-based, with full use made the site'sdepartment. excellent collection. DIG is approximately five * Schools do not have to visit all four attractions in the same day. Please contact theof reservations minutes’ walk from the JORVIK Viking Centre. Prices may be subject to change. Please call our reservations line to confirm prices at time of booking. School Child

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£5.50

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DURATION Your visit to Micklegate Bar Museum will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. DOWNLOADS A collection of downloadable PDF documents for teachers, containing teachers’ notes and risk assessments is available on the Micklegate Bar Museum website at www.micklegatebar.com. ADDITIONAL FACILITIES Please note there are no toilets available for use at Micklegate Bar Museum. Micklegate Bar Museum is not accessible for visitors for in wheelchairs. New exhibition 2012/13

Please ensure your pupils respect other visitors, museum objects and attraction staff. The Experience Staff reserve to ask to leave their on Sessions start in the the right briefing hut, visitors where pupils are ifinstructed behaviour disrupts the experience of others in digging for archaeological finds and kitted out with the the attraction. tools they will need. Once inside the dig area, pupils can unearth real artefacts from four different historical periods over 2000 years. Pupils then move into the ‘Ask the Archaeologist’ area, where our staff will lead them as they explore and handle genuine objects from the past. Activities include sorting and identifying different finds, and pupils will be prompted to use their own methods of historical enquiry to explore how archaeological primary sources can be used to learn about different periods.

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DIG Workshops The JORVIK Group’s schools workshop programme aims to spark pupils’ interest in the past by exploring a variety of fun and interesting themes. Secrets in the Soil An exploration of environmental archaeological evidence. Pupils search for animal bones, seeds and shells in archaeological samples and discuss how this evidence can be analysed and understood.

Burials and Beliefs 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.

Booking Details Booking a visit could not be easier. Telephone 01904 615505 or email groups@yorkat.co.uk Teachers booking a visit to JORVIK and DIG should remember to ask about DIG’s lunch space. DIG

DIG with JORVIK, Barley Hall or Micklegate Bar (choose one)

DIG with JORVIK, Barley Hall or Micklegate Bar (choose two)

DIG with JORVIK, Barley Hall and Micklegate Bar*

School Child

£3.00

£5.50

£7.50

£9.00

Teacher

£3.30

£6.50

£8.00

£9.50

PRICES

* Schools do not have to visit all four attractions in the same day. Please contact the reservations department. Prices may be subject to change. Please call our reservations line to confirm prices at time of booking. WORKSHOPS £2 PER CHILD, OR £1.50 WHEN BOOKED WITH 2 OR MORE ATTRACTIONS

One teacher goes free with every six school children booked. DURATION

Your visit to DIG will last approximately 1 ½ hours. Workshops last approximately 45 mins. DOWNLOADS

A collection of downloadable PDF documents for teachers, containing teachers' notes and risk assessments, is available on the DIG website at www.digyork.co.uk. ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

Disabled Toilet Lift Pushchair store Toilets

OPENING TIMES

10.00 – 16.00 daily Closed 24/25/26th December CODE OF CONDUCT

Please ensure your pupils respect other visitors, museum objects and attraction staff. Staff reserve the right to ask visitors to leave if their behaviour disrupts the experience of others in the attraction.


History brought to life

Barley Hall Barley Hall is a medieval townhouse, located on the doorstep of York Minster. Once home to the Lord Mayor of York, the building was long-forgotten and was scheduled for demolition until York Archaeological Trust restored it to its former glory, giving you the chance to experience what it would be like to live five hundred years ago.

The Experience A visit to Barley Hall allows pupils to get a totally hands-on experience to gain insight into life in the past. Discover what life was like for a child living in Tudor times. What did they eat? Where did they sleep? Through investigating artefacts and using role play, your class will find out! Your visit to Barley Hall can either comprise a full day spent as a Tudor Child in our specially designed session or you can take a Tour of the Hall with a guide from Tudor times and choose specific workshops from the list opposite to tie in with your school’s needs. Every school visit will include interacting with our costumed characters, who will describe the contrasting lives of the Hall’s wealthy residents and their poorer servants.

New exhibition for 2012/13 From Hamlet to Hollywood – A Royal Celebration

Explore the fascinating changes in fashion from Tudor times to the early 20th century through this unique display of costumes worn by some of the best-loved stars of TV and the big screen. Find out how styles have changed through time and how modern designers recreate these historic garments for film and television. The exhibition has been revamped in 2012 to mark the year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and now features costumes from such films as The Queen, W. E., The King’s Speech and Sense and Sensibility.


Barley Hall Workshops

The JORVIK Group’s schools workshop programme aims to spark pupils’ interest in the past by exploring a variety of fun and interesting themes. A Day in the Life of a Tudor Child

Your class will spend the whole day at Barley Hall, dress up in Tudor costume and become servants for the day. They will lay the tables, polish the brass, make candles and clean the buttery and pantry. They will also learn about some of the more refined aspects of Tudor life through the Tudor School session. Will your class be disciplined enough to become servants at the house? Tudor Medicine

A chance to learn about Tudor medicine and how illness and ailments were treated hundreds of years ago. Discover the methods used by the barber surgeon and find out about some of the Tudors’ most gruesome diseases and grisly cures. Not for the faint-hearted!

Clothes and Costume

Your whole class can now dress up in Tudor clothing and experience what it was like to wear clothes from this period. They will learn about how your status in life influenced the clothes that you wore and how costume could identify you whether you were a cook or a king!

Tudor School

Meet the School Master who will take your class through their paces! Recite the alphabet, write with quill and ink pens, and learn to count with jettons. A fun session with plenty of activities, but beware: don’t get on the wrong side of the School Master!

Arms and Armour

Depending on how important you were in the 15th century, life for a soldier could be very hard. Your pupils will discover how soldiers trained for battle and chose their weapons, with an opportunity to try on some Tudor armour.

Booking Details Booking a visit could not be easier. Telephone 01904 615505 or e-mail groups@yorkat.co.uk Barley Hall

A day in the life of a Tudor child

Barley Hall with JORVIK, DIG or Micklegate Bar (choose one)

Barley Hall with JORVIK, DIG or Micklegate Bar (choose two)

Barley Hall with JORVIK, DIG & Micklegate Bar*

School Child

£3.00

£6.50

£5.50

£7.50

£9.00

Teacher

£3.30

£3.30

£6.30

£8.00

£9.50

PRICES

*Schools do not have to visit all four attractions in the same day. Please contact the reservations department. Prices may be subject to change. Please call our reservations line to confirm prices at the time of booking. WORKSHOPS £2 PER CHILD OR £1.50 WHEN BOOKED WITH 2 OR MORE ATTRACTIONS

One teacher goes free with every six school children booked. DURATION

Your visit to Barley Hall will last approximately 1 hour. Workshops will take an additional 45 minutes (with the exception of ‘A Day in the Life of a Tudor Child’, which is a full day session, usually running from 10am to 2:30pm). DOWNLOADS

A collection of downloadable PDF documents for teachers, containing teachers’ notes and risk assessments is available on the Barley Hall website at www.barleyhall.org.uk.

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

Free lunch facilities in the Great Hall for schools booking a full day visit to Barley Hall; please pre-book. For half day visits, schools can use the DIG lunch room subject to availability. Toilets OPENING TIMES

10.00 – 16.00 daily Closed 24/25/26th December CODE OF CONDUCT

Please ensure your pupils respect other visitors, museum objects and attraction staff. Staff reserve the right to ask visitors to leave if their behaviour disrupts the experience of others in the attraction.


Ga eway to the Past

Micklegate Bar Museum Micklegate Bar is part of York’s famous walls that have encircled the city and defended it against its enemies for centuries. As well as being part of York’s defences, the Bar was an important ceremonial gateway, the last glimpse of the city for condemned criminals on their way to the gallows on the Knavesmire, and a place where the heads of some of the kingdom’s most notorious traitors were displayed.

The Experience Your visit to Micklegate Bar will include a guided tour of the Bar by a medieval guide. Find out about the important role that the walls played in protecting the city. Hear how the gatekeepers of York kept undesirables out, and how York’s bars helped defend the city from invasion by the Scots. For the second part of your visit, choose a specific workshop from the list opposite to tie in with your school’s needs.

New exhibition for 2012/13 A Royal Gateway New for 2012: this colourful exhibition to mark the year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee uses film, music, historic documents and a range of artefacts to examine York’s relationship with the monarch through the ages, with a focus on the role of Micklegate Bar as the point of entry to the city for England’s kings and queens.


Micklegate Bar Workshops The JORVIK Group’s schools workshop programme aims to spark pupils’ interest in the past by exploring a variety of fun and ineresting themes. Crime and Punishment Find out how York’s lawbreakers were dealt with in medieval, Tudor and Stuart times. Micklegate Bar was the site of many grisly events and you’ll have the chance to hear about some of the criminals that passed through here and decide if the punishment fits the crime!

Defending York through the Ages York has been protected by a city wall since AD 71 and has seen many conflicts throughout the ages. Learn all about the evolution of siege warfare, and see some of the weapons that were developed by the city’s defenders over the centuries, from Roman times to the English Civil War.

Booking Details Booking a visit could not be easier. Telephone 01904 615505 or email groups@yorkat.co.uk Entrance and workshop

Micklegate Bar with JORVIK, DIG or Barley Hall (choose one)

Micklegate Bar with JORVIK, DIG or Barley Hall (choose two)

Micklegate Bar with JORVIK, DIG and Barley Hall*

School Child

£3.00

£5.50

£7.50

£9.00

Teacher

£3.30

£6.50

£8.00

£9.50

PRICES

* Schools do not have to visit all four attractions in the same day. Please contact the reservations department. Prices may be subject to change. Please call our reservations line to confirm prices at time of booking.

One teacher goes free with every six school children booked. DURATION

Your visit to Micklegate Bar Museum will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. DOWNLOADS

A collection of downloadable PDF documents for teachers, containing teachers’ notes and risk assessments is available on the Micklegate Bar Museum website at www.micklegatebar.com. ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

Please note there are no toilets available for use at Micklegate Bar Museum. Micklegate Bar Museum is not accessible for visitors in wheelchairs. OPENING TIMES

10 – 3 daily from February – October Workshops also available November – January on request Closed 24th/25th/26th of December

CODE OF CONDUCT

Please ensure your pupils respect other visitors, museum objects and attraction staff. Staff reserve the right to ask visitors to leave if their behaviour disrupts the experience of others in the attraction.


Mansion House Located on St Helen’s Square in the heart of the city, the beautiful Georgian Mansion House is the home of the Lord Mayor of York. Your visit will include a tour of this elegant house, including the dining room and state room, where you will learn about life for the wealthiest citizens of York in Georgian times. Your visit will also include a workshop, chosen from the sessions available

Jane Austen Dance Follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen’s famous Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet and learn some of these historic dances in the sumptuous setting of the Mansion House state room. Available Monday – Friday all year round.

Meet the Mayor Sessions A chance to see the Mayor’s chains, robes and other civic insignia. During the session, pupils will get to interview the Mayor and find out what life is like for the Lord Mayor of York. Please contact our reservations department on 01904 615505 to check on the availability of these sessions.

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

Entrance and workshop

School Child

£3.00

Teacher

£3.30

One teacher goes free free with every six school children

DURATION York visit to the Mansion House will last approximately one hour.

Trade and Exploration Learn about guilds, Tudor trade and exploration in this fun workshop.

Historic Dance Learn some fun historic dances in this lively workshop.

Booking Details Booking your visit could not be easier.

YAT and the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall offer a Telephone 01904 615505 or email groups@yorkat.co.uk. range of workshops for schools to enjoy. Located in the heart of York on Fossgate and Entrance PRICES set in its own gardens, the Merchant £3.00 School Child Adventurers’ Hall is a beautiful example of a £3.30 Teacher building from medieval York. Your visit will include a medieval tour with a costumed guide, Workshops £2 per child allowing you to find out about its history and One teacher goes free with every six school children booked. the people who met here to conduct their DURATION business. Following your tour, you can choose Your visit to the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall will last to have an additional workshop designed to approximately 1 hour. Additional workshops last complement your visit. approximately 45 minutes.


Dressing up in the Clothes and Costume workshop at Barley Hall.


Can’t come to us?

We’ll come to you through our Outreach and Virtual Outreach programmes Outreach If your school is less than fifty miles from York, outreach offers you the opportunity to invite characters from Viking England into your classroom. Using a range of artefacts and resources, they will help your class to discover what life was like in Viking times and will cover a range of topics such as travel, trading, domestic life, mythology and Viking battle tactics. We also offer an archaeology outreach session for primary learners, introducing some of the principles and techniques used in digs today. After making your outreach booking, you will be contacted by a member of the Education Team who will help you to choose a selection of the various optional activities to be included in your session. Costs for a full session of outreach are £150 for up to 40 children plus 16 pence per mile travel expenses. For groups of over 40 children a charge of £3.90 per additional child will be made. For more information, call our reservations department on 01904 615505.

Virtual Viking or Tudor 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 the Viking Age or the Tudor period. View a variety of artefacts, hear tales of Viking travels and then put your own prepared questions to our Viking settler. We use Skype or ja.net to make this link. For more information, call our reservations department on 01904 615505. Costs £35 per session. Please note: there is important information at the end of this learning programme for you to read before booking a virtual outreach session.

LOOK OUT FOR SPECIAL OUTREACH OFFERS ON OUR WEBSITE – AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!

New for Summer 2013: Traders, Looters or Settlers? A new workshop for Summer term 2013, in collaboration with the University of Bradford and the British Academy. Use archaeological finds and scientific evidence to discover how the Vikings got on with their neighbours. Become an archaeological detective and hunt for clues about the effects of Viking settlement in Britain. See the JORVIK workshop page for prices and details of how to book your place.


Resources

JORVIK Loot Bags, DIG Finds Bags and Barley Hall Tudor Bags.

To make your life easier when you bring pupils to visit, we have put together a selection of ‘loot’ and ‘finds’ bags to enable them to take a memento of their experience home with them. Items have been carefully picked to include our most popular products, which are both fun and educational. We hope you will also find many other items available for purchase from our shop to enhance your classroom with interesting display materials.

Our bags can be ordered in advance of your visit, saving you valuable time on the day. To order the pack of your choice, please call 01904 615505 and speak to a member of the Reservations team who will be happy to take your order. For full details visit www.digyork.com

Loan Boxes We have four education loan boxes for you to borrow. They are aimed primarily at Key Stage 2 but can be used by other age groups, SEN groups or home learners. The boxes each have a different theme: Roman, Viking, Tudor and Archaeology. Each contains teacher’s notes, a variety of period specific artefacts and games. The Viking and Archaeology boxes contain some dressing-up costumes, and the Roman and Tudor boxes contain a selection of writing materials.

Archaeology L oan B ox

Tudor L oan B ox

Viking L oan B ox

R oman L oan B ox

The boxes cost £5.00 a week each to borrow and, if available, can be borrowed for up to half a term. Boxes need to be picked up from and returned to DIG, St Saviourgate, York. If you would like to book or view a loan box, please phone our reservations team on 01904 615505.


National Curriculum Links & Areas of Study

The JORVIK Group’s Learning Programme is designed to help schools meet the requirements of various areas of the National Curriculum. Our attraction visits and workshops are intended to encourage the development of necessary skills across different subjects and to aid the acquisition of relevant knowledge. These curriculum links detail where our sessions can be used to support classroom learning. SUBJECT

History

AREA OF STUDY • Using different methods of historical enquiry; how to find out about the events, people and changes studied from an appropriate range of sources of information • Studying archaeological evidence and distinguishing between documentary sources and objects • Using common words to describe the passing of time and gaining an understanding of chronological periods of history • Identifying differences between ways of life at different times • Asking questions about the past regarding everyday life, work leisure and culture of men and women and pupils in the past e.g. clothes, houses and diet • Gaining a greater understanding of events and people and changes that have taken place in the past • Examining and handling historical objects, and creating a context for them in history • Making connections between different features of a past society • Local History: investigating how an aspect of York has changed over a long period of time, or how the city was affected by a significant event (suitable for topics such as settlement of different peoples, housing, law and order, war, trade and transport, or religion)

English

(literacy)

(numeracy)

(KS2) (KS1/KS2) (KS1/KS2) (KS2) (KS2) (KS1/KS2) (KS2)

(KS2)

• British History- the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings: studies of how British society was shaped by the movement and settlement of different peoples in the pre-Conquest period

(KS2)

• British History- Britain and the wider world in Tudor times: study of the everyday lives of men, women and children from different sections of society in this period

(KS2)

• Speaking and Listening: developing skills in listening to others, group discussion, questioning, and using drama to convey information

(KS1/KS2)

• Reading: being introduced to information both in print and on screen, using a wide range of written sources, scan and skim reading and using and understanding literary devices in story and sagas

(KS1/KS2)

• Writing: developing skills and knowledge to use correct form, layout, vocabulary and style in letter writing and other forms of written communication

Maths

(KS1/KS2)

• Using and applying mathematics in practical tasks • Putting familiar events in chronological order • Using standard units of length, weight and capacity

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

• Approaching mathematics calculations and problems relating to money and methods of payment when participating in trading activities

(KS2)

• Selecting and using appropriate data-handling skills when solving problems

(KS2)

Design and Technology

• Identifying and working with a range of materials • Examining technologies used when manufacturing objects such as combs, shoes, tools and jewellery • Learning how the working characteristics of materials relate to the way materials are used • Examining how and why things work, and making comparisons with modern day objects

Science

• Recognising and naming common types of material, e.g. metal, wood, brick etc. and understanding that their use is dependent on their properties • Collecting evidence and making comparisons in scientific enquiry • Recognising the parts of human bodies, animal bodies and plants; the role of drugs as medicines; stages in a life cycle; the features of different natural environments and the presence of micro-organisms in soil

(KS1/KS2)

• Finding information using ICT, such as computer software and programs

(KS1/KS2)

• Interpreting information from ICT sources to check it is relevant and reasonable, and selecting elements required for particular purposes

(KS1/KS2)

ICT

• Developing an understanding of how ICT is used to present ideas and investigating and comparing the uses of ICT inside and outside school

(KS1) (KS2) (KS2) (KS1/KS2)

(KS1/KS2) (KS1)

(KS2)


Artefact handling and finds sorting at DIG


Professional Development Teacher Open Days

Schools Newsletter

Held at DIG, St Saviour’s Church, St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN.

Not on our newsletter/e-newsletter list? Email: education@schools@yorkat.co.uk. We e-mail a bi-annual newsletter with lots of interesting information and offers relating to The JORVIK Group. Please note: your e-mail address will be used solely for this purpose and will not be shared with other companies.

A chance to preview the Trust’s educational programme with your family. Sample mini workshop sessions, view the facilities and speak to an expert. See our website or call 01904 615505 for dates and details. Teacher Training (SOTS)

The JORVIK Gorup works with York St John University to prepare trainee teachers to take their pupils on excursions out of the classroom. We can organise similar placements or training sessions for teacher trainees who wish to find out about using our attractions for the new QTS standards Q24 and Q30, which require identifying and planning teaching sessions in out-ofschool contexts.

SEN Groups

We welcome pupils with special educational needs. Please contact us on 01904 615505 to discuss how we can meet the needs of your group.

Important information Booking your visit

Booking your visit couldn’t be easier. Just telephone the reservations line on 01904 615505.

Our reservations team will be happy to answer any query you may have concerning booking your visit to JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG, Barley Hall, Micklegate Bar Museum or one of our partner attractions. Your tick list of things to remember:

1. Book a free familiarisation visit to your chosen venue. 2. Ask about our workshop programme. 3. Before ringing the reservations line check you have the date and time of your visit ready to check for availability, preferably with a range of possible alternatives if your desired date is not available. 4. Although we will always do our best to accommodate your group’s requirements, we are grateful for at least four weeks’ notice when booking workshops, outreach or virtual outreach. 5. Once you have booked, check you have received your confirmation letter from us and that all of the booking details are correct. 6. Check you have an adequate number of adults accompanying your class. We recommend a 1:6 teacher pupil ratio. 7. If you do not cancel a booking with at least 24hrs notice you will be charged 50% of the visit total. 8. School parties should allow one hour for a visit to JORVIK Viking Centre, one hour and fifteen minutes for a visit to Micklegate Bar Museum, and 90 minutes for a visit to DIG. Barley Hall visit times vary according to your booking. 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.

9. DIG has space for up to 35 people to eat a packed lunch, free of charge. Visitors to DIG can also eat lunch in the garden. School parties booking ‘A Day in the Life of a Tudor Child’ all eat lunch at Barley Hall. Please note that pre-booking is essential. To book a half-hour lunch slot (between 11.00 and 14.00), please request a time when booking your visit. 10. Please note: a maximum of 32 children can be accommodated in the ‘A Day in the Life of a Tudor Child’ and ‘Tudor School’ workshops. A maximum of 20 children can be accommodated in the ‘Viking Fashion’ workshop. 11. When booking workshops, a minimum group size of fifteen children applies. For information on booking workshops for smaller groups, please contact our reservations team. 12. To book a virtual outreach session, decide whether you want to use Skype or the ja.net video conferencing service (JVCS). We recommend that you check with your IT support team to find out if your local authority blocks either of these options. If you want to use Skype we need to know your Skype ID. JVCS is available for use by all ja.net primary connected organisations, schools and their guests. You can sign in as our guest if you are not a JVCS venue. If you are a JVCS venue, we need to know your venue name. When making your booking, you will also need to book a test session (normally late afternoon Wednesday – Thursday at least two weeks prior to the date of your virtual outreach session) and will need to provide a mobile contact number. New Galleries

We are always adding to and updating our galleries across the sites. Please check our website for new additions: www.thejorvikgroup.com

Not sure which workshops to choose? Let us help! Call 01904 a member of our reservations team who will be happy to advise you.

615505 and speak to

Look on our websites throughout the year for the latest educational offers!


How to reach York By Rail From York Railway Station – 15 minutes’ walk to DIG, 10 minutes’ walk to JORVIK Viking Centre & Barley Hall, and 5 minutes’ walk to Micklegate Bar Museum.

By Road Coach Parking: St George’s Fields Coach Park

Please note coaches are not allowed inside the city walls.


2000 years, 4 great attractions JORVIK Viking Centre | DIG | Barley Hall Micklegate Bar Museum

www.thejorvikgroup.com Millennium Commission

T H E W O L F S O N F O U N D AT I O N

JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG, Barley Hall and Micklegate Bar Museum are owned by York Archaeological Trust. A registered charity in England & Wales (509060) and Scotland (SCO42846)

JORVIK Group 2012 Primary Learning Programme  

The JORVIK Group Attractions Learning Programme for 2012/13; Key Stages 1 - 2.

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