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Canals

A canal word mat
A useful word mat for a canals topic.  … read more
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Canals - ten minutes, five sentences!
A writing prompt to help get children's ideas flowing about canals.  … read more
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Children in the coalmines - chopped up
A listening activity about the children who worked in the north  … read more
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Children working underground – what can you see?
Children analyse a nineteenth-century image of children working  … read more
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Codewords activity - Somerset Coal Canal
A differentiated brainteaser based on keywords linked to the  … read more
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Combe Hay locks 1 – Ten minutes, five sentences
A history starter activity using a photograph of a disused canal  … read more
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Combe Hay locks 2 – Ten minutes, ten facts
A history starter activity encouraging children to make inferences  … read more
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Combe Hay locks 3 – Ten minutes, ten facts
A history starter activity encouraging children to make inferences  … read more
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Count the sacks of coal
A number activity where children fill in the gaps on the sheet  … read more
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Data handling – employment in the Somerset coalfields 1875-1950
A data handling exercise based on employment levels on the Somerset  … read more
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Find the distance - Somerset Coal Canal
Children use a table to find the distances between locations  … read more
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Label a canal scene
A labelling activity where children read key canal vocabulary  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading word level
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Life on a canal barge
A great historical enquiry activity. Children answer questions  … read more
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On the canal – word mat
A useful word mat resource for descriptive writing. Children  … read more
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Sentence writing activity - Somerset Coal Canal (Y1/Y2)
In this sentence writing activity, children are challenged to  … read more
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Somerset Coal Canal – a history cloze activity
A cloze activity based on the background of the Somerset Coal  … read more
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Spot the difference: life on a canal barge (Y1/Y2)
Children study an image of a canal barge cabin from 1944, and  … read more
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Ten minutes, ten facts - On a barge
A history starter activity encouraging children to make inferences  … read more
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The Somerset Coal Canal - Chopped up!
Three activities based on the creation of the Somerset Coal Canal  … read more
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William Smith- chopped up
A listening activity about William Smith, the father of English  … read more
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