Tanyalee Davis: Being an Unstoppable Me

Tanyalee Davis is a 3 foot 6 inch standup comedian who inspires, enlightens, and entertains her audiences while headlining at comedy clubs, colleges, and comedy festivals throughout North America, the UK, and other parts of the world.

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GR8 AS U R

Tanyalee Davis is part of a charity dedicated to the eradication of bullying in schools.

Through their educational programme they teach young people and those associated with them, about self-worth, equality, diversity and the importance of human rights, so they learn to foster inclusion, avoid prejudice and celebrate rather than ridicule differences.

See their website for a range of videos and resources for us in and out of the classroom.

Archaeology at Whimpwell Street

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Challenges at Home:

Challenges at School:

  • See attached pdf for lots of ideas linked to history
  • Are there any other lost villages in Norfolk?
  • Find out about the history of your own village/town/city by studying old maps.
  • Lots of ideas to support history in schools here and here.
Teachers-Notes

Have you heard of the Youth STEMM Award?

The STEMM skills award for young people designed to support the next generation into Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM). Take part in STEMM-based activities outside normal lessons, log the hours and complete the strands. You’ll build a personalised e-portfolio great for applications and interviews AND receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold Medal and certificate. Register independently or through your school to take part. Get in touch to find out more via www.ysawards.co.uk

From Winterton to Happisburgh – Coastal Erosion

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Challenges at Home:

  • Create a new natural environment in your garden or home.
  • Primary school and pre-school children will enjoy making their own dunes at home.
  • Find out more about dunes.
  • Walk some of the Norfolk Coastal Path or explore some of the circular routes around the villages in the film.
  • Look at for terns when you are at the beach.

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‘The Deserving Poor’ – Life in a Workhouse

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Challenges at Home:

Challenges at School:

  • How do we look after people who need our help nowadays?
  • Find out more about life in a workhouse.
  • How did the Poor Law affect people? A wealth of classroom resources and ideas for further learning here. Please note that some sources may contain sensitive material so use with care.
  • Discuss the issues of worldwide poverty and what it means to be a global citizen. Other resources.

Buildings That Tell Stories – Holkham Hall

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Body Percussion

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Challenges at Home:

  • Can you create a family percussion piece? Base it on the one here and then invent your own!

Challenges at School:

  • Follow the instructions to create your own body percussion and then make your own group pieces.
  • Watch this wonderful piece from the BBC’s Ten Pieces and use the accompanying teaching resources.

Dinosaur Careers

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Challenges at Home:

  • Look out for grass snakes during the hot summer months.
  • Can you guess what different herbs and spices are just by your sense of smell?
  • Create a scent scrapbook – talk about memories that different smells can spark off for example a wax crayon may remind you of your time at playschool, a bonfire of Guy Fawkes’ night and record them in your memory book for posterity.
  • Make your garden reptile friendly. 
  • From 9:08 in the video: Talk about the different careers linked with animals and the Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure.  When you listen to the film you will discover that the staff have had many different jobs on the journey to their current role. Think about volunteering.

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The Horstead Centre – Outdoor Learning and Charcoal Making

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Activity 1: Creating a Fantasy Forest Creature

  •  Could you create another type of creature who lives in the forest?
  •  Could you label the features of your creature e.g. curly horns, a long beard?
  • You might want to invent a name for your creature: this could be its type e.g. centaur or its actual name e.g. Desador.

Activity 2: The Book of Crimes

  • Gather the resources needed for this activity (slides 20-25)
  • Make your paper look ancient– adults will need to help with this!
  • Tear small pieces from the sides of the paper to make it look even older. Use your fingernail to make small tears or holes in other parts of the paper.
  • Using your stained paper create and write the names of the mountain creatures, the crime they committed and the length of time they were sent into exile.
  • When back in school make The Book of Crimes out of everyone’s pages.

Activity 3: A Magical Tree

  • Have a think about some of the trees that you have seen. Could they be magical?
  • Could you try to draw a magical tree?
  • Think about the features the tree has and what makes it different from the other magical trees in the story.
  • Around the tree make a note of the magical powers this tree possesses.
  • Only the older and wiser creatures know where these trees are, who in the forest knows about your particular tree?

Activity 4: The Forest Warden’s Job

  •  Imagine you’re a forest warden.
  • What kind of jobs might you be doing from day to day?
  • You could make a list, so you don’t forget all the jobs that as a forest warden you need to do.
  • When your list is finished you can get up and start to move about the room. Then move to other rooms in your house, acting out the various jobs you have listed.
  • You might decide to hold an imaginary net and start fishing the rubbish out of an imaginary river.
  • If it’s a dry day, pop on your coat and wellies and continue your pretend woodland conservation outside. If there are lots to still do take your adult with you!

Challenges at School:

Episode 1: Strange Creatures

Episode 2: The Mountain

  • Look carefully at the image of the mountain on slide 14.
  • What features do you notice?
  • How is it different is the mountain landscape from the pictures of the forest in Episode 1?
  • What dangers do you think might lie on the mountain?
  • Using a spider diagram use as many words as you can to describe what you see and feel about the mountain in Episode 2.

Episode Three: The Magical Tree

Episode Four: The Forest Wardens