Brighton lesson plan and medium term plan-group 7 b
Medium Term Plan
Of the past
Maps & Coordinates
Trip to Brighton takes place in week 2
Holidays past and present
Where do the children go on holiday?
How do they get there?
What sort of accommodation do they stay in?
What entertainment/amusements do they
• What do they think the Victorians did on
holiday? Where did they go? How did they
• On the day of the trip the children will be asked to find out facts
from the History Trail when visiting the pier. KS2 NC 4(a) Historical
• They will be asked to find clues in the museum that reveal
Brighton’s past – fishing town, then royal retreat in Regency times
when the Pavillion was built, then fell from favour under the reign
of Victoria and reinvented itself as playground for the middle
classes, aided by the development of rail transport linking London
Brighton: past and present
• Show pictures of the pier and its
attractions/amusements. Ask children to
consider how much they have changed over
the years. Which attractions do the children
think would have originally graced the pier?
• Children to write a postcard they would send
today from Brighton. Then, imagine they
were living in Victorian times. Write about
their Victorian holiday.
Health and Social History
KS2 NC unit 2b: Social Diversity
Workers supporting the tourist industry didn’t have such an easy life
Maps and co-ordinates: maps of Brighton – 2 week unit of work
KS2 NC Units 1(a) and 2(e) Geographical Enquiry Skills - what landscape is like, drawing
KS2 NC Units 3(b) and 3(g) Knowledge of places, location places and fit within wider
• Locate Brighton on a map of the UK
• Different maps for different purposes: road map, street map, pictorial map,
geological, ordnance survey.
• Get children to examine these and notice features – scale, legend, contours, grid
references. Chn produce concept maps.
• What do they think each map would be useful for?
• Introduce trip to Brighton – which map would be most useful to us? Why?
• Working with maps of Brighton, chn use grid references to find places of interest,
and take it in turn to be tourist and local Brighton resident, giving directions to
different places of interest.
• Chn sketch map of Brighton to follow from Station to Museum.
Pebbles from Brighton beach
• What do children notice about
• How do they feel?
• Are they all the same?
• In what ways do they differ from
• Why do you think they are
• How do you think they got to
• Basic geology of the S. Downs
• Beach formation
• Geog KS2 NC, Unit 4b, Knowledge of
patterns and processes
• Coastal features and Coastal erosion – 2 week unit of work
• Geog KS2 NC, Unit 4b, Knowledge of patterns and processes
Brighton beach - pebbles, groynes.
Are all beaches like Brighton?
What other beaches are the children familiar with?
Are those beaches pebbly or sandy?
Jurassic coast of Dorset – caves, arches, stacks
Art: the inspiration for the Stained