Using sites and the environment

Primary History article

By John Fines, published 7th October 2012

Focus and Purpose

A Year 5 class of 27 children were to visit the North Gallery at Petworth House in Sussex, where the 3rd Earl of Egremont kept his collection of sculptures and pictures. If the children were to learn I needed to give them a focus and a purpose.


Beforehand, in the classroom, we talked about the children's own collections. They ranged from Andrew's 208 bottle caps to Melissa's 112 badges. I asked them whether they had a ‘best' item and they readily agreed. I moved on to say that we were today to visit someone's collection...

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