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Summer 1

Gizmos and Gadgets

What was the influence of coal mining on the North East?

Through meeting local historians and visiting local mining sites, we will build our knowledge about collieries and life as a miner.

We will also look at a local case study when 'That History Bloke' comes in to see us and will also study the Hartley Pit Disaster. Linking to our work on 'gizmos and gadgets' we will also look at some key innovations linked to mining and how this era supported the development of the British Empire. We will link our History and English work using the wonderful book 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty.

This is also the term we take our residential trip to Hawkhirst, where children take part in amazing activities in the beautiful location of Kielder.

Big Questions and Concepts:

What is the influence of coal mining on the North East?

  • Strength
  • Innovation
  • Empire
  • Impact