Key Stage 2

Free Self-led

Wriggle! The wonderful world of worms

National Museum Cardiff

Visit our new exhibition!

18 June 201630 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

 

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

E-book - Dinosaur Detectives

National Museum Cardiff

Unearth a dinosaur fossil, find out if T. rex had big feet and discover what dinosaurs liked to eat through a variety of puzzles and games. There is also the chance to meet Wales newest dinosaur Dracoraptor hanigani.

Download the iBook or PDF file onto your portable device and start finding out more. You can use it at home, or bring it to the museum and use it as you explore the galleries.

Dinosaur Detectives iBook (Apple version)

 

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.

Dinosaur Babies

National Museum Cardiff
picture of dinosaur embryo in egg
image of tarbosaur skeleton
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NEW EXHIBITION!

27th May - 5th Oct 2017

Coming to Wales for the first time: an exciting family-friendly exhibition bringing together some of the world’s most amazing finds of dinosaur eggs and embryos.

Includes full size dinosaur skeletons and replicas, touchable models of dinosaur embryos and eggs, and even a huge 2.5 metre model dinosaur nest!

  • Get up close to the dinosaurs
  • Learn about dinosaur family life and how they cared for their babies
  • Learn to identify eggs from different dinosaurs.
  • Be a palaeontologist and have a go in our ‘Big Dig Pit’.

For school bookings, please call our Learning Dept on (029) 2057 3240. For all other group bookings, please contact Ticketline on (029) 2023 0130

Pre-booked schools

Exhibition only

£60 – large group, up to 35   pupils

£40 – small group, up to 15 pupils

Teachers / supervisors go in free

Dinosaur Workshop only

£60

Combined workshop  and visit to the exhibition

£120 – large group, up to 35 pupils

£80 – small group, up to 15 pupils

Part of 2017 Year of Legends. The programme of learning activities for Dinosaur Babies is supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Dates: 27th May 2017 - 5th October 2017

Art - Colour and Impressionism

National Museum Cardiff

Discover how artists used colour and light to record the world around them during the late 19th century.

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).

Dinosaur detectives

National Museum Cardiff

 

Come face to face with dinosaurs, explore feeding adaptations, find out what lived with the dinosaurs and handle some real dino bones

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).

Art - Welsh Landscapes

National Museum Cardiff

Explore how artists have been inspired by different elements within the landscape.

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).

Skulls, teeth and bones

National Museum Cardiff

 

Explore our body and compare to skeletons and skulls, from dogs and sheep, to the more exotic tigers and elephants.

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

Science - Interdependence of organisms

  • Learn about life processes in animals.
  • Explore feeding relationships.
  • Use the appropriate scientific language and terms.

 Scientific Enquiry

  • Make careful observations.
  • Discuss ideas.
  • Describe what they have found out.

 Numeracy

Compare two or more objects, and sort objects using a few different criteria.

Free In school

John Piper - mountains of north Wales

National Museum Cardiff
National Slate Museum

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.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.

Art - Historic Portraits

National Museum Cardiff

Learn how to read a portrait and look for clues that will reveal information about individual sitters.

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).

Art - Sculpture

National Museum Cardiff

Materials and form will be explored through sculpture, ranging from the realistic to more abstract works.

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).

Discover!

National Museum Cardiff

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

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).

Minibeasts

National Museum Cardiff

 

Get hands-on with bugs and spiders from our collections. Find out about adaptations, lifecycles and symmetry.

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).

Art - Portraits through time

National Museum Cardiff

Study a range of portraits from the historic to more recent times to consider change in styles and purpose.

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).

Wordplay

National Museum Cardiff

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

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).

Art - Margam Pictures

National Museum Cardiff

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

National Museum Cardiff

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.

Urban Meadow Learning Resource

National Museum Cardiff

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.

Free Self-led

Activity book - evolution of wales and the natural history galleries

National Museum Cardiff

Activity book for families and other groups to explore the galleries together.

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

Art Gallery visit - historic art collections

National Museum Cardiff

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.

 

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

Dinosaurs in Wales Activity Booklet

National Museum Cardiff

Activity book for families and other groups to explore the galleries together.

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

Museum Detective

National Museum Cardiff

Worksheet to get you looking really carefully around the museum.

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 In school

The First World War Education Project

National Museum Cardiff

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.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.