Key Stage 2

Machines and Inventions

National Waterfront Museum

Find out more about the machines and inventions connected with Wales, past and present. Meet Richard Trevithick, the man who invented the first locomotive and changed the world.

 

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: Available for Spring 2017
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

History.

Literacy and Numeracy Framework: Reading.

Words and Wings KS2

National Waterfront Museum

Hear the exciting story of the first man to design and build an aeroplane in Wales.

Participate in creative writing activities with professional, local author and illustrator, Thomas Docherty, who will inspire you to head off on your very own imaginative, literacy journey.

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: Dates available for Spring term 2017
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

History, English.

Literacy and Numeracy Framework: Oracy, Writing.

Victorian Investigation

National Waterfront Museum

Follow the footsteps of Mr Rosser around his district of Swansea on the day of the 1851 Census. Meet a number of people from different backgrounds.

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Interrogate a wide range of objects associated with the different characters and piece together what life was like in the 19th century for rich and poor, men and women.

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: Dates available Spring term 2017
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

History.

Literacy and Numeracy Framework:Reading.

 

 

Victorian Medicine

National Waterfront Museum

Join our character actor and find out about the grim ways the Victorian pit doctor treated illnesses. From blood-sucking leeches and broken bones to amputations without anaesthetic. Explore the themes of sickness and health in industry through objects and hands-on activities.

*Please note that while most pupils will enjoy the session, some of our more sensitive visitors may find the topic a little worrying. We are happy to talk through any concerns you may have.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

History

Literacy and Numeracy Framework: Oracy, reading

A sailor's life for me

National Waterfront Museum

Inspired by a character actor, artefacts and your own imagination, explore what life was like on board ship in the age of sail. Handle a range of artefacts from ships’ biscuits to the luxuries of the captain’s table. Hear about weevils, scurvy and the lash!

 

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

History, Geography.

Literacy and Numeracy Framework: Writing.

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.

Welsh Pirates KS2

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

History, Geography, Curriculum Cymreig.

Literacy and Numeracy Framework: Reading.

Free In school

The First World War Education Project

National Waterfront 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.