ROBIN HILL DETECTIVES!
Designed to support a school trip to Robin Hill Country Park
ENGLISH Key Stage 3
Variants: High Ability students
Questioning, listening, recording and summarising
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Pupils will be interacting with the environment at Robin Hill in order to find out key information. They will have to find answers to questions and record the information carefully in order to carry out a mini-presentation back at school.
This is an on-site English resource (with post-visit elements) that engages students with their visit to Robin Hill. The resource task enables them to practise their reading and speaking skills, as well as their note-taking skills.
The questions will challenge students to find out specific information about Robin Hill.
Classes will be split into two groups. Each group will have a set of
ten questions which they have to answer whilst on-site. Upon return to school, students will use these as a starting point to generate a presentation, showing the other group what they found out whilst at Robin Hill. Prior to their visit, children could discuss the questions in their groups and suggest possible responses. These could be collated and reviewed upon return to the classroom, and compared to the actual answers which children found out on their visit. Students will also need to practise using skills of inference and deduction prior to the visit, as some questions will be based around these question types.
When they arrive at Robin Hill, students can use the questions to interact with the environment at the site. They may be required to ask questions of adults at the site (if they are available) and they may also have to ask questions of the adult supporting their group. They will have to ensure that they record the responses discovered (in note- form/sentences) to take back to school.
Upon return to school, students will get back into their groups and
discuss the information given. Sharing of information will need to be
undertaken if there are any children who have not managed to find
the information required. They will then generate their presentation to perform in front of the other half of the class. Each child will be able to participate as both groups will have question g, which allows for a variety of responses.
Key Skills Practised
Using discussion in order to learn, to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
Becoming competent in the arts of speaking and listening, and making presentations
Continuing to develop skills in working collaboratively with their peers, to discuss reading, writing and speech across the curriculum
Making inferences and using evidence in a text
Using notes and polished scripts for talks and presentations.
Students will demonstrate their comprehension skills and their speaking and listening skills. They will demonstrate their understanding of key information.
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