Foundation Phase

Free Self-led

Wriggle! The wonderful world of worms

National Museum Cardiff

Visit our new exhibition!

18 June 2016–3 June 2018     

An exciting exhibition delving into the wonderful world of worms. Crawl inside the amazing ‘wriggloo’ and get an earthworm’s eye view of the world.  Discover the mind-blowing diversity of worms and find out more about where and how they live. Use our fun interactive game to discover what kind of worm you really are!  Explore how worms have crawled into all areas of popular culture, from books and movies to heavy metal music.

For foundation phase / Key Stage 2

 

Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.

Sounds of the Dinosaurs

National Museum Cardiff

Imagine what noises dinosaurs may have made, handle real dinosaur bones and take part in a lively, sound-based story about a forest at the time of the dinosaurs.

During this workshop learners will –

  • Understand that although dinosaurs are extinct, fossils can tell us a lot about them.
  • Recognise dinosaurs as being carnivores or herbivores.
  • Deduce the size of dinosaurs (relative to themselves) by looking at dinosaur bones and comparing them with ours.
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Creative Development

Language, Literacy and Communication Skills

Art - My First Gallery Visit

National Museum Cardiff

A range of contrasting artworks will be explored through looking for clues, describing and asking questions.

During this workshop learners will –

  • Compare and contrast two or more works of art.
  • Discover the difference between a painting and a sculpture, or a painting and a photograph where applicable.
  • Find out what the label tells us - the artist and the title fo the work.
  • How to look at and discuss a work of art.
  • Create their own artwork.
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Creative Development

Language, Literacy and Communication Skills

Hip Hip I'm a Hippo

National Museum Cardiff

In this workshop linked to one of the most loved specimens in the gallery children will explore African wildlife. Handle real animal bones and take part in a dramatic story about a shy Hippo called Heulwen.

During this workshop learners will –

  • Use animal bones as clues about the size of an animal, as well as to stimulate pupil interaction.
  • Think about the differences between different animals.
  • Understand that differences are good.
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Creative Development

Language, Literacy and Communication Skills

Hooter the Owl

National Museum Cardiff

Explore the life of Hooter the owl, and meet his friends in the woodland gallery.

During this workshop learners will –

  • Explain how seasons affect the places where animals live.
  • Understand why a home is important to us and different animals.
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Creative Development

Language, Literacy and Communication Skills

Little Explorers

National Museum Cardiff

In this 1hour session children will become museum explorers handling some real and replica museum objects.

During this workshop learners will –

  • Develop an understanding of museums and what they do.
  • Identify different materials and textures.
  • Choose their favourite museum object.
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Creative Development

Language, Literacy and Communication Skills

Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity

Supports the Literacy and Numeracy Framework 

Sealife Safari

National Museum Cardiff

A fun and hands-on workshop that brings to life the wonderful world of rockpools in Wales.

A play parachute introduces excitement and fun into exploring the way animals survive the tides, handling objects encourage discussion about the animals, and pupils can hear a story all about sharing.

This workshop can be linked with a visit to Wriggle! The Wonderful World of Worms exhibition, where pupils can find out about worms that live in the sea and meet ‘Pinchy’ our real life hermit crab, which shares its shell with a ragworm.

During this workshop learners will –

  • Understand that there are lots of creatures that live in the sea around Wales, from small to very large.
  • Discover that the rockpool is a dangerous place and that creatures find ways to survive and stay safe.
  • Consider how we keep safe at the beach.
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Creative Development

 

Free Self-led

Clore Discovery Centre Self Led Visit focused on Numeracy

National Museum Cardiff

All schools and groups must book self led sessions in advance

The Clore Discovery Centre offers pupils the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of maths, through practical activities, exploration and discovery.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Clore Discovery Centre Self Led Visits Focused on Literacy

National Museum Cardiff

The objects in the Clore Discovery Centre provide stimulating starting points for developing reading,writing and oracy.

All schools and groups must book self led sessions in advance

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Drawing in the Galleries

National Museum Cardiff

Bring sketchbooks and drawing materials so that pupils can draw and make notes about a work of art that they have seen in the gallery. This could follow on from the ‘My First Gallery Visit’ session.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Exploring Materials

National Museum Cardiff

Worksheet to help you explore the museum’s collections – how many materials will you find.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.

Documents

Free Self-led

General ideas for museum visits

National Museum Cardiff

 Use these notes to explore educational themes across the galleries.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Natural History Galleries visits.

National Museum Cardiff

Use these notes and activity sheets to help plan your visit

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Number play

National Museum Cardiff

Develop basic numeracy skills using number play bags.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.