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THROUGH A TEACHER'S EYES

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SEE ISLE OF WIGHT STEAM RAILWAY THROUGH THE EYES OF A TEACHER

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... Through a Teacher's Eyes

... Through a Teacher's Eyes

An interactive familiarisation guide to Isle of Wight Steam Railway - through the eyes of a teacher. All the supporting information you'll need, prepared by experts.

Confidently plan school & group visits to Isle of Wight Steam Railway even if you've never been before!

Scroll down to find an interactive site plan highlighting the most important educational aspects of Isle of Wight Steam Railway, reviews of Isle of Wight Steam Railway by experienced teachers and a list of teaching resources available here. You'll also find documents such as a sample risk assessment and other useful guides, including our detailed On The Day procedure.

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Interactive Site Plan

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Clickable Site Plan with video, photos and helpful information

The next best thing to undertaking your own pre-visit! Our experts have toured Isle of Wight Steam Railway and have presented it "Through a Teacher's Eyes" so that you don't have to.

Mouse over the site plan and click on areas which interest you.

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Site Map ToiletsDisabled ToiletsCafeIce CreamPlay and Picnic AreaWoodland Walk & StageEvents FieldOfficesToddlers Play AreaEducation RoomSignal BoxRefreshmentsPicnic AreaGardensRailway Platform / Train RideTicket OfficeThe MuseumGift ShopCarriage & Wagon WorkshopEngine WorkshopNature Walk to Train StoryTrain Story Car & Coach Park

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Teacher's Resource Map - Upper Key Stage 2

Find out which are the most appropriate areas of Isle of Wight Steam Railway for your group, and see which of our learning resources apply best.

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English

Spoken Language Writing (Composition) Reading 

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Question and answer sessions with railway staff & volunteers. Writing in the style of the past, inspired by historical railway documents. Understanding and comprehension of railway texts (reading for meaning).

Science

Physics Chemistry 

15Railway Platform / Train Ride

Forces and motion in use on the railway. Understanding the power of steam.

History

Chronological Understanding Historical Interpretation Changes in the Past 

19Carriage & Wagon Workshop
22Train Story
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Developing chronological understanding using the historic railway as a case study. Restoration.

Mathematics

Number Statistics / Handling Data 

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Applying mathematics principles to everyday railway activities. Interpreting railway timetables and performing basic timing and fare calculations.

P.S.H.E.

Health and Wellbeing 

5Play and Picnic Area
15Railway Platform / Train Ride
19Carriage & Wagon Workshop

Railway and venue site safety - identifying risks

Art & Design

Graphic Communication 

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Highlight old-fashioned posters, signs and advertising then design your own


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Site Plan

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Useful Documents

Everything you need to help you plan a school trip to Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Click to download any document as a PDF.

The following documents should prove useful to those planning a group visit to Isle of Wight Steam Railway

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Venue Risk Assessment
Isle of Wight Steam Railway sample risk assessment

Venue Overview
Isle of Wight Steam Railway venue overview

General Brochure
Isle of Wight Steam Railway brochure download

"On The Day" Procedure
Isle of Wight Steam Railway on the day procedure for school groups

Health & Safety Guide



A Teacher's Perspective...

We asked a teacher who visited Isle of Wight Steam Railway recently to share some insights about their experience.

Hopefully this will help you decide whether this venue is suitable for your own group.

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Art & Design

Engineering

English

History

Mathematics

P.S.H.E.

Science

By Debbie | KS3/4 English Teacher

Apart from the more obvious connections with the History curriculum, there are many learning opportunities here for all core subjects.

Science students can study states of matter; physics students can study forces, motion, distance and time. Maths is taught through interpretation of timetable and scheduling data and mental tasks. The abundance of archive literature and advertising facilitates many English activities encouraging engagement with creative writing and interpretation of language.

Activities are also available for PSHE (Health & Safety), Engineering, Art and Design and more. There is much to be learned here!

The layout of the site lends itself effectively to school visits - with separate formal museum, interactive museum ("Train Story"), play and picnic areas, signal box and of course a fascinating (but reasonably short) steam train ride.

A classroom is available with AV equipment (by arrangement) and on-site catering is possible. The venue is ideal for completion of on-site activity sheets, of which there are many to choose from, all connecting directly with the National Curriculum. In addition, there are plenty of pre-visit and post-visit learning opportunities.





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