Key Stage 2

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.

STRIKE!

National Slate Museum
Image of woman holding bradwr sign from the 1901 Penrhyn Strike at the National Slate Museum

Brand new workshop on the Great Strike of Penrhyn. Including:

  • story session in 1901 house
  • role playing to discuss status in Victorian society
  • discuss primary sources and objects related to the period

Lead by the actress Leisa Mererid and Elen Roberts, the Museum's Head of Learning.

Duration: 2 hours
Dates: October 17-19 2017
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £100 for up to 35 pupils. Free for some schools (see booking information).
Free Self-led

Time for Washing

St Fagans National Museum of History
National Waterfront Museum
Big Pit National Coal Museum
National Slate Museum
Cover for Amser Golchi resource for schools

An interactive iBook about washing clothes before washing machines. Designed to be used by your learners; includes games, archive material and suggested activities.

Created for the Foundation Phase and lower Key Stage 2 although archive material is suitable for older age groups and can be found separately on the People's Collection Wales website. There is also a PDF version (not interactive) if you don't have access to iOS (Apple).

Can be used as a stand alone resource, but best used to complement washday sessions at St Fagans National Museum of History , Big Pit National Coal Museum and the National Slate Museum - where there is a chance to have a go at some of the steps of the process with a facilitator.

Follow this link to download Time for Washing.

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

Washday Workshop

National Slate Museum

Step back in time and see Margiad the washerwoman busy at work.  A fantastic opportunity for pupils to take part in role-play and learn about the everyday life of Victorian women.  

Duration: 1 hour x 2
Dates: November 14 - 16, 2017 and February 5 - 9, 2018
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £100 for up to 35 pupils. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

History 1800-1900

Vivian Quarry Walk

National Slate Museum

An opportunity to go beyond the museum itself to the foot of the Vivian Quarry and towards the Quarry Hospital to hear more about the quarrymen’s dangerous work on the rockface and in the splitting sheds and to see some innovative Victorian inventions such as the blondin and the incline.

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).
Free Pilot Session

Behind the scenes at the Museum

National Slate Museum

A series of activities to help pupils understand the varied work of the Slate Museum.

Duration: 1 hour x 2
Cost: Free of charge as this session is being piloted.
Free Pilot Session

Full steam ahead!

National Slate Museum

Meet Una, our steam locomotive and find more about this powerful Victorian invention.

Duration: 30 minutes
Dates: Every Tuesday, March to October
Cost: Free of charge as this session is being piloted.
Free In school

The First World War Education Project

National Slate Museum

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.