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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 in school 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 an hour and can take place 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.

A workshop is 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.

For more information about subjects available and prices

To book or for more information contact us

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