At Anchor, many of our care homes and retirement housing developments have strong links with local schools, creating great connections across the generations. Those links inspired us to work with education specialists to develop tools to help others do the same.

Our Life Histories teaching guide has been designed to deliver many of the key National Curriculum learning outcomes for children in years five and six, while breaking down the barriers between the young and old.

Download the Life Histories Teaching Notes here

You can also download our supporting activity sheets and planning table to print and use:

Activity 1 - All about me mind map 1 and Activity 1 - All about me mind map 2
Activity sheet 2
Activity sheet 3
Activity sheet 4
Writing scaffold A
Writing scaffold B
Writing scaffold C
Life Histories plan