Learning and Teaching documents

Teaching & Learning Help Documents

There is overlap and duplication in some of these documents. Some will find one approach more helpful, some will prefer the alternative. (In preparing these documents for the website, care has been taken to ensure there aren't any inaccuracies, but this cannot be guaranteed).

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Rounds and Call Changes

  • Rounds and Call Changes Two pages of explanation prepared by Ian Barton (Duxford). Page one gives the basics of how to ring changes called up; page two gives some further things to look for, and introduces down calls. (Word file here)

  • Call Changes on Six Worksheet A worksheet to practice call changes on six bells with the answers by Andrew Stevens, (Swavesey). (Word file here)

  • Call Changes on Eight Worksheet A worksheet to practice call changes on eight bells with the answers by Andrew Stevens, (Swavesey). (Word file here)

Plain Hunt and Plain Bob

  • Plain Hunt Minor A page prepared by Richard Pargeter, (Balsham) with plain hunt minor written out and annotated with hints and necessary jargon. (Word file here)

  • Plain Bob Doubles A page prepared by Richard Pargeter, (Balsham) with plain bob doubles written out and annotated. (Word file here)

  • Plain Bob Minor A page prepared by Richard Pargeter, (Balsham), with plain bob minor written out and annotated. (Word file here)

  • Bobs and Singles in Plain Bob Minor A page prepared by Richard Pargeter, (Balsham), which explains what to do at bobs and singles in plain bob minor, but is applicable to doubles or higher numbers as well. (Word file here)

  • Plain Bob Doubles: Bobs Worksheet A page prepared by Richard Pargeter, (Balsham). Has 15 places to fill in the work for each bell at the bob, and at the subsequent lead end, with one completed example to check against. After filling in all the spaces, anyone will know the work by heart ! (Word file here)

  • Plain Bob Minor: Bobs & Singles Worksheet A page prepared by Richard Pargeter, (Balsham). Has 17 places to fill in the work for each bell at the bob and single, and at the subsequent lead end, with one completed example to check against. After filling in all the spaces, anyone will know the work by heart ! (Word file here)

Grandsire and Stedman Doubles

  • You too can call a quarter of Grandsire Doubles You too can call a quarter of Grandsire Doubles (Honest !). These two pages tell the story of a tower captain, (Richard Pargeter, (Balsham), who finally decided he just had to have a go at calling a quarter, and tries to pass on the lessons learned. (Word file here).

  • Stedman Doubles One page prepared by Richard Pargeter, (Balsham) with Stedman doubles written out and annotated. (Word file here).

Treble Bob and Surprise Minor

  • Treble Bob One page prepared by Ian Barton (Duxford) which describes treble bob hunting. (Word file here).

  • Kent Treble Bob Minor Two pages prepared by Richard Pargeter, (Balsham). The first is an anotated blue line, and the second a set of bullet points to help learn and navigate in the method. (Word file here).

  • Cambridge Surprise Minor Two pages prepared by Richard Pargeter, (Balsham). The first is an anotated blue line, and the second a set of bullet points to help learn and navigate in the method. (Word file here).

Major methods

  • Double Norwich Court Bob Major Double Norwich Court Bob Major is often known as "The Queen of the plain major methods". An explanation of the method by David Salter. (Word file here).

  • Glasgow Surprise Major Notes from a training day held on 20th October 2012 by Paul Seaman (Cambridge). (Word file here).

Others

  • Clapper Tie A page on how to silence a bell by Richard Pargeter, (Balsham). (Word file here).

  • Ringing Up & Down in Peal A discussion paper on ringing up and down in peal by Tim Griffiths, (St. Neots). (Word file here).

  • Handbell Day Files to help prepare for a Handbell Day, initially provided for the Handbell Day on 13/12/2014 by Marj and Alan Winter.

  • Schools Resources Files used to prepare for a visit of Primary school children to Swaffham Bulbeck tower, supplied by Lesley Boyle in March 2016.