Museum Learning Sessions
Sessions for pupils/students Primary
Coronavirus Update: We have now resumed delivering our sessions to schools in a COVID safe format! Please phone or email to discuss your individual requirements.
Let us bring the museum to your school. Our highly experienced Educators use museum artefacts to inspire curiosity and learning in many curriculum subjects including history, art and design, science and design and technology.
Whether you’re studying the Stone Age, Vikings, the seaside or local history, our museum collections allow us to create unique learning opportunities in your school covering many periods in history.
Click on the Session Titles below to find out more information
Foundation/Key Stage 1 sessions:
- Art Rocks!
- Travelling Toybox
- Mrs Tiggy-Winkle’s Washday
- Beside the Seaside
- Meet Miss Nightingale
- Dinosaur Discoverers
Key Stage 2 sessions:
- Viking Traders
- Stone Age to Iron Age
- Remembrance and World War 1
- Rock Detectives
- Wild Things
- History Detectives
- Unearthing The Past (discovering the Romans)
- The River Nile – The Gift of the Gods
- Young King Richard III
- Felt Making and Decoration
- Digging the Dead (discovering the Anglo Saxons)
Stuck for School Assembly Ideas?
Invite our Museum Educators to your school to enthusiastically present on a variety of historical topics. Assemblies are 30 minutes long and suitable for the whole school.
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ESSENTIAL!! Choose from……
- ‘Entertaining Master Shakespeare’ ~ help Mistress Anne Shakespeare prepare for her husband, Williams return to Stratford from London (warning includes amateur dramatics!)
- ‘From Feast Days to Funfairs’ ~ discover the history of the markets and fairs in your local area. What did they eat? How did they celebrate? What did they sell? (you might be surprised!)
- ‘Lest we Forget…’ ~ An interactive and thought provoking assembly for Remembrance Week based on the memories of real characters who lived at the time
- ‘Deck the Halls!’ ~ The year is 1891. Mrs Corah and her housekeeper, Mrs Salisbury are preparing the house for Christmas with all the trimmings.
- ‘The War is Over!’ ~ VE Day celebration assembly. Today is 8th May 1945 and the war is over! What did VE Day mean from a child’s point of view? Pupils will help Sarah Hall and Mary Palmer tell their story in this interactive and joyful assembly
Here’s a taster video of the sessions we’ve been providing to schools during the Coronavirus outbreak:
"My class were talking about it all day and most children went home and discussed their learning with their parents ( I had parents evening that night and the parents commented on how much the children had talked to them about the session)." (Rock Detectives)
Mel Blythe - Ravenstone Woodstone Primary
"It was an engaging and exciting assembly. The children really enjoyed it and it was lovely to use them at the front. The presenters covered a lot of information -history of Shakespeare, his plays and sonnets. It was a fantastic way to spend half an hour. Thank you."
(Entertaining Master Shakespeare Assembly)
Megan Van Breugel - Glebelands Primary School
"An excellent workshop - very hands on.......I feel the children got more from this than previous visits to museums"
Frances Rogers - Packington CE Primary School