RESEARCHERS REQUIRED! DISCOVERING THE MODEL VILLAGE, GODSHILL
Designed to support a school trip to The Model Village, Godshill
ENGLISH Upper Key Stage 2
Variants: Low Ability students
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Students research the history of Godshill Model Village using old documents, flyers and leaflets - they answer relevant questions based on their findings. Some numeracy questions are included.
This is an English resource that engages students with their visit to Godshill Model Village.
The resource task enables students to practise their skills of comprehension, inference and deduction as well as their thinking skills.
Students are asked to answer a number of questions using authentic documentation about Godshill Model Village as their stimulus material.
This is a post-visit resource. This task could be introduced before the visit to Godshill Model Village so that students are aware of the need to remember particular places and information.
It is anticipated that students will be more motivated to complete
the task as it relates to an actual experience. They will see historical resources that reveal more about the origins and development of The Model Village, and will answer questions about the content therein.
The task will reinforce students’ awareness of the importance of deduction and inference when interpreting texts for the purpose of research.
The resource could be used at any stage throughout the year after the visit to Godshill Model Village, although the motivating impact of the experience will be reduced over time.
Key Skills Practised
Reading for information
Scanning texts to find information
Obtaining specific information through detailed reading
Drawing on different features of texts, including print and image, to obtain meaning.
The task / questions could be discussed in class prior to the trip so students are bearing this in mind when on their visit, focusing on their experience at The Model Village.
During the Visit
Students could make notes on what they see at The Model Village, any interesting features, etc.
Completion of the English resource/s linked to this document
Students will demonstrate their understanding of original texts through use of research and answering a range of questions.
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