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An Education Day and the National Curriculum

The Education Day at the North Mill is currently focused on children learning at Key Stage 2 level although some of the activities and sessions can easily be adapted for either older or younger children, and we can also offer some alternative activities and sessions for these age groups.

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The topics that are covered during a typical Education Day at the North Mill are outlined below:

Local History:

·         Significant historical events, people and places in your local place.

·         A significant turning point in British history.

·         To begin to understand historical enquiry, i.e. historical sources.

·         To recognise cause effect and consequences, why?

·         To gain a perspective of changes in social history.

·         To recognise continuity and changes of now and the past.

·         Trade and towns (especially the wool trade).

·         Britain as the first industrial nation – the impact on society.


·         To know the chronological narrative of Belper Mill.

·         To empathise with the lives of people in the North Mill.

·         To understand the similarities and differences of the lives of people in the North Mill.


·         To know the significance of Belper Mill in the context of the wider history of the Industrial Revolution.

·         To recognise continuity and change.

·         Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.

·         Human geography relating to: population and urbanisation; international development; economic activity in the primary, secondary, tertiary and Quaternary sectors; and the use of natural resources.


·         Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.

·         Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Art and Design:

•         Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.

•         To create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.

•         About the history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day.

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