Wriggle! The wonderful world of worms
Visit our new exhibition!
18 June 2016–30 September 2017
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
Come face to face with dinosaurs, explore feeding adaptations, find out what lived with the dinosaurs and handle some real dino bones
Art - Welsh Landscapes
Explore how artists have been inspired by different elements within the landscape.
Skulls, teeth and bones
Explore our body and compare to skeletons and skulls, from dogs and sheep, to the more exotic tigers and elephants.
Science - Interdependence of organisms
- Learn about life processes in animals.
- Explore feeding relationships.
- Use the appropriate scientific language and terms.
- Make careful observations.
- Discuss ideas.
- Describe what they have found out.
Compare two or more objects, and sort objects using a few different criteria.
Art - Historic Portraits
Learn how to read a portrait and look for clues that will reveal information about individual sitters.
Art - Sculpture
Materials and form will be explored through sculpture, ranging from the realistic to more abstract works.
In this 1hour* session children will gain a first hand understanding of real and replica museum objects through self directed exploration.
This session also supports the literacy and numeracy framework
Get hands-on with bugs and spiders from our collections. Find out about adaptations, lifecycles and symmetry.
In this 1 hour session children will have an opportunity to develop their chronological awareness by excavating layers of brightly coloured foam to reveal and handle objects from the past
Art - Portraits through time
Study a range of portraits from the historic to more recent times to consider change in styles and purpose.
In this 1 hour workshop pupils use hands on exploration of real museum specimens as inspiration to create their own shape poem
This session supports the Literacy and Numeracy Framework
John Piper - mountains of north Wales
This learning resource is designed to support teachers and other educators who wish to engage their learners with the work of artist John Piper 1903-1992, especially his drawings and paintings of the mountains of north Wales.
Maths in Museums
A new digital resource to support the numeracy framework in primary schools.
22 bilingual activities for year 6 pupils to support geometry, number, data and measuring skills.
The toolkit was developed in partnership with See Science. The toolkit is sponsored by the National Science Academy grant scheme.
Art - Margam Pictures
These notes will give you information about two historic paintings of Margam House as well as lots of backgound notes and ideas for work at school.
natural history learning resource
This teacher-led resource for primary schools has been written to help teachers and other group leaders plan a successful visit. These galleries are diverse, covering many different topics within the science curriculum, including habitats, animals, plants, dinosaurs, minerals and biodiversity.
The content is also relevant to the National Numeracy and Literacy Framework.
This pack provides you with further information about the displays to help answer any questions your group may have. It also contains activities to help explore the displays.
Spring Bulbs for Schools
Plant bulbs in your school grounds to study climate change. Join this UK wide investigation and improve science and numeracy skills. All schools must apply by the end of July to take part in the following September. Free to all schools in Wales -spaces limited.
Places now full for 2015-16. Applications open in May to participate in 2016-17.
Science, Geography and ESD&GC.
Urban Meadow Learning Resource
This pack is designed to support teachers and educators in preparing for a self-led museum visit, but can also be used to support learning inside and outside of the classroom. There are lots of ideas and activities to explore before your visit, at the Museum, and back at school. There is also a resources section at the back of the pack with worksheets and activities.
The content is relevant to the National Numeracy and Literacy Framework.
Activity book - evolution of wales and the natural history galleries
Activity book for families and other groups to explore the galleries together.
Art Gallery visit - historic art collections
These notes have been developed to give you information about individual works within the historic art galleries as well as suggestions of how to talk to your pupils about the works
Please note that some of the works of art in this pack now appear in different galleries or have been removed from display. Please check if you would like to look at specific works of art when you visit.
Clore Discovery Centre Self Led Visit focused on Numeracy
All schools and groups must book self led sessions in advance
Suggestions for teachers on the ways they can use the collections within the Clore Discovery Centre to offer pupils the oppertunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of maths, through practical activities, exploration and discovery. Includes a trail to download.
Clore Discovery Centre Self Led Visits Focused on Literacy
The objects in the Clore Discovery Centre provide stimulating starting points for developing reading,writing and oracy. Teachers notes inlcude many suggestions of activities that can be carried out in the gallery linked to the literacy framework as well as trails to download.
All schools and groups must book self led sessions in advance
Worksheet to help you explore the museum’s collections – how many materials will you find.
Natural History Galleries visits.
Use these notes and activity sheets to help plan your visit.
The First World War Education Project
The National Library of Wales and National Museum Wales are leading a project to produce education resources for schools to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. As part of this project we are using items from the collections of both institutions to create digital teaching resources for Hwb.