Educational Material

We’re about to trial some educational material that supports the curriculum for 8-11 years across a range of subjects.  The current work sheets can be downloaded below and we’d love to have feedback about where they might be used, and if you feel there are improvements or developments in this material that would further enhanced the St Robert legacy for our town and beyond.  The material contains notes for teachers, lesson material and links to appropriate external sources.

  1. The English & Art worksheet introduces students to many of the interesting aspects of life in England 800 years ago and encourages creative work through story writing, music and art.
  2. Ever heard of Dunwich (in Suffolk), well the history and geography worksheet tells us it was the 10th largest town in England at the time of St Robert.  This worksheet also introduces Knaresborough Forest to students.
  3. Maths and Measurements introduces you to some of the ways that people in the 12th and 13th Century measured things and supports discussion about how they originated, with plenty of fun applications – an additional worksheet is also available here.
  4. There’s a language worksheet – can you count to ten in old English!  Great fun and even a small bit of Latin!
  5. The life of a Cistercian monk is covered in another worksheet, which was St Robert’s experience for a short period early in his life, but then there’s material about St Robert’s life after he left the monastery, which is supported by the wealth of material already gathered on our website during the anniversary year.
  6. And don’t forget King John and the Maundy Money – covered in another worksheet.

The production of this material has been made possible through a generous grant from Knaresborough Town Council.

Please send any feedback about this material and particularly about how it has been used or could be improved, to peter.lacey8@btopenworld.com