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Key Stage 1 and 2

Key Stage 1 and 2

Get creative with your curriculum and engage your pupils in hands-on learning with historical objects to develop their historical skills and learn about life in past.

We offer a range of history days, workshops and topic boxes to support delivery of the National Curriculum through local history at all key stages and ages.

History Days for Key Stage 1 and 2 are available in the museum on a Thursday when we are closed to the public.  Pupils take part in three different activities through the day to Discover and Explore more about their history topic, then Create something to take home as a memory of their day.

Workshops for Key Stage 1 and 2 last 1 hour and can take place in the museum or in your school on any day of the week, subject to availability.  We work with one class at a time to give pupils the chance to get hands on with historical objects to learn about the past.

Two workshops are available for nursery and reception classes, based on the nursery rhymes ‘Polly Put the Kettle On’ and ‘This is the Way We Wash Our Clothes.’  We learn the rhymes, then use real historical objects to explore the history behind them, developing language skills through hands-on learning experiences.  We finish with a simple craft activity to take home and use for role play to continue the learning and fun from the session with their family.

Topic boxes are available to hire for half a term at a time.

We can also offer workshops for secondary schools, clubs and youth groups – get in touch to discuss what we can do.

To book or for more information contact us

These sessions can be delivered as part of a half day visit to the museum which can include time to look around the displays, or as a 1-hour workshop in school.

Key Stage 1, Nursery and Reception

Download summary of KS1 workshops and topic boxes (pdf 224KB)

TopicHistory DayWorkshop - 1 hourTopic Box
Polly Put the Kettle On / This is the way …NoYesNo
Toys in the PastYesYesYes
Homes in the PastNoYesYes
Victorian SeasideNoYesYes
Great Fire of LondonNoYesNo
Local Legends: Significant People in the Epping Forest DistrictYesYesNo

Key Stage 2

Download summary of KS2 workshops and topic boxes (pdf 303KB)

TopicHistory DayWorkshop - 1 hourTopic Box
Prehistory YesYesNo
Anglo Saxons YesYesYes
Tudors YesYesYes
Victorians NoYesYes
World War 2NoYesYes
Ancient Egyptians NoYes Yes
Ancient GreeksNoYesYes


LocationHistory Day
10am to 2.30pm
Maximum 1 class / 30 pupils per day
Half day workshop in museum
Maximum 1 class per session
Workshop in school – 1 hour per class on the same dayTopic Box – includes delivery and collection
Schools within Epping Forest District£7.20 per pupil£4.60 per pupil (minimum group charge £45.00)£49.00 – 1 class
£76.50 – 2 classes
£104.00 – 3 classes
£131.00 – 4 classes
£49.00 per half term
Schools outside Epping Forest District within a 20 mile radius £8.20 per pupil£5.60 per pupil (minimum group charge £55.00)£60.00 – 1 class
£87.00 – 2 classes
£115.00 – 3 classes
£143.00 – 4 classes
£59.00 per half term

Accompanying adult(s) are free of charge

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