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TT1819 Cultural Catalogue


PRIMARY, SECONDARY, POST-16 & SEN OFFERS Coalhouse Fort Project Name Heritage Visit About the Project Coalhouse Fort is an artillery fort built in the 1860s to guard the lower Thames from seaborne attack. It stands at Coalhouse Point in Essex on the north bank of the river, at a location that was vulnerable to raiders and invaders. The education team have an offer of cross-curricular activity that include sessions linked to History, Geography, Maths, Science & English for schools, based around the local history of Coalhouse Fort and park grounds. History: Local History studies for KS1-3 focussing on either Victorian, WW1 or WW2 eras. Pupils can explore the history of the fort via tours of the tunnels and the roof and learn about the history of the park and local area. Pupils can also look at old maps and experience life in WW1 and WW2 through object handling, a drill session, Anderson shelter experience and more. Older pupils can look at changing defences through time in the East Tilbury area and link to Motte & Bailey Castles. They can also use artefacts from the fort to learn about primary and secondary sources. Geography: KS1-3 will get the chance to cover the orienteering side of the PE curriculum whilst learning Geography map reading skills and bearings. Pupils will use maps to spot changes over time. Older pupils can use iPads to create field sketches and annotate maps. Maths: Lower KS1 will explore nature using their senses whilst practising their counting and mathematical terminology. KS1 and KS2 will use the outdoors to practise measuring skills and data collection. Upper KS2/ KS3 can look at linking the history of St Catherine’s Church and Coalhouse Fort through problem solving and by using mathematical skills such as Pi and Pythagoras. Science: For upper KS1 and KS2 we can also link work to the science curriculum, looking at habitats and species. 14

PRIMARY, SECONDARY, POST-16 & SEN OFFERS Literacy: Learning how to write creatively using the 5 senses. Historical stories from the fort and nature from the park will be used as a stimulus for writing. Older pupils can analyse text from the fort during WW1 and act out stories. Art: KS1-2 will look at the artist Andy Goldsworthy’s situational art as an inspiration for creating art using natural materials in the park. Activities can focus on collecting different natural colours, creating a collage or sculpture using natural materials, exploring texture, taking artistic photos and using descriptive language to describe their art work. We can accommodate a maximum of two classes per day (of up to 32 pupils for primary and 30 students for secondary). Suitability These sessions are designed for KS1-3. For bespoke programmes, or for older age groups, at least 6 weeks’ notice is needed. SEN schools can be catered for although tours of the fort would require climbing of stairs & involve some tight spaces. However, we can modify tours to accommodate wheelchairs. A booking form must be completed to secure your visit on a particular date. Schools need to book at least 3 weeks in advance for any standard programmes. Dates, Location & Format Sessions can take place at any time of year however, schools need to be aware that during the winter months, Coalhouse Fort can be cold so pupils and teachers need to dress according to the weather. A room for lunch will be provided. Sessions are generally from 10:00 – 14:30 but timings can be flexible. All visits take place at Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury. Learning Outcomes Teacher Commitment & Training Cross curricular links with History, Science, Geography, Maths, Art and Literacy. Most days are self-contained however our maths programmes may require completion of pre-course activities (lesson plans & resource templates will be provided). Many activities will require input and support from teachers/adults. 15