Foundation Phase

Moving Toys

National Waterfront Museum

Explore a range of toys from the Victorian toy box and discover how different forces and mechanisms create movement.

Use a trail to look at the Museum’s new collection of moving toys. Play, investigate, learn and have lots and lots of fun.

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.

Literacy and Numeracy Framework: Oracy.

Documents

Welsh Pirates- FP

National Waterfront Museum

Meet the friendly pirate character and be wowed by the drama of the high seas. Use your imagination as you hear about the exploits and daring raids of one of Wales’s most famous and notorious pirates - Barti Ddu.

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.

Literacy and Numeracy Framework: Oracy.

 

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.

Transport in the past

National Waterfront Museum

Travel back in time to meet Mr Trevithick, the man who invented the first locomotive. Participate in this lively presentation and use problem solving skills to help him overcome his engineering difficulties.

OR

Hear the inspiring story of Charles Horace Watkins, the first man to design and build an aeroplane in Wales.

Use our hands-on Transport Explorer Boxes or booklet to investigate the vehicles in the galleries.

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.

Literacy and Numeracy Framework-Oracy.

Dark and Light

National Waterfront Museum

Join in with activities and simple investigations to understand light and shadows in the company of professional science rapper Jon Chase.

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

Literacy and Numeracy Framework: Oracy

Words and Wings FP

National Waterfront Museum

Do you like writing stories? Come and learn about the real and fascinating story behind the Museum’s red monoplane and let it inspire you to write your own. 

Local author and illustrator, Thomas Docherty, will be on hand to explain how fact can be the perfect starting point to head off on your very own imaginative journey.

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, Language, Literacy and Communication.

Literacy and Numeracy Framework: Oracy, Writing.