This Learning Journey is based on a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to the popular village of Goathland, well known as Aidensfield from the TV series 'Heartbeat', and Hogsmeade in 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.'
The children will complete some preparatory work at school before spending a day visiting the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, stopping at Goathland for a walk round the village (about a mile). There, the children will investigate the range of housing and amenities available to the inhabitants, and will be given the opportunity to reflect on the effect the coming of the railway had on what used to be a remote village, and how the series Heartbeat has changed Goathland even more.
There are also opportunities for children to study physical geography and mapwork.
See below for planning document. This is in Word format so that it can be adapted to suit the nature of the class.
KS2 Geography - QCA Unit 13A Contrasting Locality
KS2 History - QCA Unit 12 How did life change in our locality in Victorian Times?