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Summer 1

Gizmos and Gadgets

What was the impact of 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 look at electricity in science, understanding what makes a circuit, and using circuits to create some simple electrical devices. We will design and make torches. We will use MicroBits to enhance these, using sensors and motors.

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 was the impact of coal mining on the North East?

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  • Innovation
  • Empire
  • Impact
  • Poverty