What we did to find out about our topic and create our exhibition: The children visited the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum to find out about life in the past for children. They also visited a local church and interviewed members of the community about their lives growing up in Redcar. We visited Redcar seafront and the local lifeboat museum.
In the classroom, the children created models of Redcar Beacon and the old Redcar pier. They also created postcards using ideas from the toolkit to advertise Redcar as a seaside destination. In English, the children created haiku poems about our local area.
Our exhibition included:
- A musical performance of a well-known current song with the words changed to be about Redcar and our local area
- A fashion show of clothes through the ages (inspired by clothing from Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum)
Children’s work presented for parents to view including:
- Information cards
- Models and artwork
- Poems and literacy work
- Home projects completed with parents