The session is linked to Unit 18 of the QCA Scheme of Work for History at KS2, “What was it like to live here in the past?”
To explore what life was like in the past in Aldershot, Farnborough and Cove by:
Pupils will then divide into their four groups and rotate around the following activities.
The class will come back together with the Interpreter-Demonstrator for a plenary. They will discuss what they have found out, what they found most interesting and how they think Aldershot has changed over the years.
Guess Who Guess What
The pupils will be given a list of objects that can be found in the Local History Gallery and a list of people with a brief description of their occupation. They must match the object with the person.
You will shortly be visiting Aldershot Military Museum for two hours to support the delivery of a session called A Glimpse at the Past. This session has been devised and developed especially for KS2 pupils.
You will be leading a small group of pupils as they try a range of activities in the museum; an Interpreter-Demonstrator will oversee the session and support you.
On arrival the Interpreter-Demonstrator will meet you. They will give you and the group a quick tour of the museum and a brief introduction to the activities you will be involved in.
Your group of pupils will rotate around the following activities in any order. Each activity has a brief instruction sheet with it. The Interpreter-Demonstrator will be on hand to offer support.
At the end of the activities pupils will be invited to come back together for a brief plenary.
How old is your school? Has it always been in the building it’s in now? Did anyone else in your family go to your school? If so, has it changed? Discuss these with your class and, if possible, have a look at old photos of your school and perhaps of pupils. Compare and contrast.
Discuss why areas change – if there are any significant building works in your local area (new shopping centre, supermarket, DIY store, cinema etc) use this as a starting point.
Thinking about the differences you found on the maps in the museum, imagine that someone from the past has come to your town now. What are the biggest differences they’ll find? And now invite them to imagine they have travelled back in time. What will they miss most? You could try this as a hot-seating activity.
What might your area be like in the future? If more people live there, what will they need and want from the area? What kinds of things will your pupils want from where they live when they are adults – some people want lots of open fields, some people want to be a few minutes’ walk from shops.
This is a 2 hour session for one class (up to 35 pupils) of KS2 children.
We request 4 adult helpers for this session.