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A Sailor's Life Key Stage 2

Written by Hazel Askew and Martha Burns Findlay.

This learning resource has been designed to inspire and support primary school teachers and pupils to explore the life of sailors aboard Nelson’s Navy through music, history and literacy, creating an engaging cross-curricular study topic for Key Stage 2. This project grew from a partnership formed between the English Folk Dance and Song Society and National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. 

The resource is divided into 9 units. Each unit includes a museum object and one or two folk songs along with suggested learning activities to support a creative and historical exploration of the topic.

You may wish to work through all the units, or you can select units and activities that are most relevant to you.

Audio recordings of all the songs presented in this resource are freely available for download from the Audio tab at the top of this window.

 

 

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  • A Drop of Nelson's Blood - Hazel Askew

    Download: mp3(1.37MB) ogg(811.37KB)
  • A Sailor Went To Sea - Hazel Askew

    Download: mp3(318.69KB) ogg(191.33KB)
  • Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy - Hazel Askew

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  • Bold Riley - Hazel Askew

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  • High Barbaree - Hazel Askew

    Download: mp3(3.10MB) ogg(1.49MB)
  • Leave Her Johnny - Hazel Askew

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  • On Board a Ninety Eight - Hazel Askew

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  • Peg Leg Jim - Hazel Askew

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  • The Death of Nelson - Hazel Askew

    Download: mp3(2.45MB) ogg(1.42MB)
  • The Heart of Oak - Hazel Askew

    Download: mp3(3.07MB) ogg(1.72MB)
  • The Press Gang - Hazel Askew

    Download: mp3(2.66MB) ogg(1.54MB)
  • The Ship in Distress - Hazel Askew

    Download: mp3(3.95MB) ogg(2.28MB)
  • The Topman and the Afterguard - Hazel Askew

    Download: mp3(3.03MB) ogg(1.71MB)
  • We Rant and Roar - Hazel Askew

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  • When I Was One - Hazel Askew

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  • Young Susan - Hazel Askew

    Download: mp3(4.09MB) ogg(2.37MB)

Digital Archive records related to this item

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Maps on the Full English site related to this item

Note that these links take you to the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website which holds the full archival details of the material. Material on the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website is not censored or expurgated and may contain material considered offensive by modern standards.