Aims and Objectives
The overall learning objectives of the POP 1578 programme is to support the development and advancement of social and verbal communication skills amongst your students (4-12 years) and their parents and carers whilst highlighting an important historical event in the city of Norwich.
The main objectives are to:
- Inspire with stories about Queen Elizabeth I’s visit to Norwich in 1578 and to support students’ language development and verbal communication skills.
- Raise awareness amongst parents and carers of their critical role in developing their children’s social and verbal communication skills.
- Develop confidence and enthusiasm amongst parents, carers and teachers in supporting their children as proficient communicators and independent learners.
- Feel excited by real life events happening over 400 years ago.
- Understand the processes putting on a major historical event in Norwich.
- Get to know the characters involved and feel empathy with them by understanding their motivations and actions.
- Be curious, ask questions and enjoy exploring the Elizabethan world.
- Learn, understand and use new words, comprehension and styles of writing.
- Remember sections of events, stories, elements from stories and whole stories.
- Access and apply imagination and sometimes personal experience in understanding creating and telling stories and accounts of events.
- Feel confident performing and/or joining in discussions about the events of Elizabeth I visit and how Norwich put on a pageant.
- Understand and appreciate the process of the creation, documenting, storage and preservation of source documents.
- Understand communication with their child and what it looks and feels like.
- Recognise the importance of communication and its impact on a child’s learning.
- Be aware of their roles as parents, role models and facilitators of the home learning environment.
- Feel confident and enthusiastic in communicating through participation, play use of imagination and making personal connections.
- Develop as confident parents, active communicators and facilitators of learning.
- Encourage new practice in the teaching of literacy.
- Inspire interest in the history of Norwich and its stories and an understanding of how they can be used to support teaching and learning.
- Inspire an appreciation and understanding of libraries and local archive centres.
- Facilitate the development and aspiration of new skills around writing, immersive storytelling, object handling, music and movement.
- Grow in confidence and skill in the teaching of literacy and history.