Links to National Curriculum
The Roman Sandy website has been designed as an educational resource for pupils at Key Stage 2 and is based on the archaeological investigation of Roman remains excavated in the area of Sandy Town Cemetery at the end of the 1980s.
The most relevant links will be to the National Curriculum History Study Units but a number of links to other curriculum areas such as English, Science, Art & Design or Music could also be explored since archaeology is by nature a multidisciplinary subject. There are opportunities for a range of cross-curricular links based on the activities of the website.
The Website activities most obviously have links to the History Study Units - Romans, Saxons and Vikings in Britain HSU and the Local History Study Unit option, but the activities themselves have been designed to utilise the fundamental historical skills including historical inquiry (use of sources of evidence), interpretation of evidence and the communication of information. Furthermore the use of the internet reflects the Curriculum 2000 requirement for use of ICT in History.
As well as providing opportunities for the use of key geography skills such as use of maps and plans, the Roman Sandy website activities also introduces issues relevant to a range of geographical themes such as relationships between land use, building and human activities in an area, settlement and economic activity, use of natural resources and management of the environment.
We also believe that the website will provide opportunities for the development of the key skills - communication, information technology, problem solving, reasoning skills, improving own learning and performance as highlighted in the Revised National Curriculum due to be introduced in September 2000.