Classroom resources for schools

Classroom Resources

Successful school visits often sit between careful preparatory work prior to the visit and follow-up work after.

This resources section of our website is currently under review, so if there’s something you’d find particularly helpful (but can’t source) do let us know. Equally, should you produce any of your own classroom materials that you would be happy to share, we would love to hear from you.

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Overview

Resource Subjects

Literacy
Science & Technology
Geography
Maths
History
Art & Design
English as an Additional Language

More Information

Contact our schools team on 01243 811459

Resources to Download

Literacy

Why not link your visit to our Museum with a literacy project using the resources below.

The projects feature a variety of activities, with resources designed to be used before, during or after your visit.

The resources cover a range of topics and can be linked to various Museum-led workshops. For more information on this please contact our schools team on 01243 811459

A Child’s Life Through the Ages

Anglo-Saxons

Clothing Through the Ages

Examining the Evidence: Bricks

Examining the Evidence: The Caravan

Farming Through the Ages

Food Through the Ages

Health & Medicine Through the Ages

Homes

Time Detectives: The Toll House

Science & Technology

Why not link your visit to our Museum with a science and technology project using the resources below.

The projects feature a variety of activities, with resources designed to be used before, during or after your visit.

The resources cover a range of topics and can be linked to various Museum-led workshops. For more information on this please contact our schools team on 01243 811459

Rock On – KS2 Rock Trail

Hidden Forces and Simple Machines – KS2 Physics Trail

Machines and Energy – KS3 Physics Trail

Other Resources

Geography

Why not link your visit to our Museum with a geography project using the resources below.

The projects feature a variety of activities, with resources designed to be used before or after your visit.

The resources cover a range of topics and can be linked to various Museum-led workshops. For more information on this please contact our schools team on 01243 811459

Maths

Why not link your visit to our Museum with a maths project using the resources below.

The projects feature a variety of activities, with resources designed to be used before, during or after your visit.

The resources cover a range of topics and can be linked to various Museum-led workshops. For more information on this please contact our schools team on 01243 811459

History

Why not link your visit to our Museum with a history project using the resources below.

The projects feature a variety of activities, with resources designed to be used before, during or after your visit.

The resources cover a range of topics and can be linked to various Museum-led workshops. For more information on this please contact our schools team on 01243 811459

Art & Design

Art and design encourages children to explore and develop their creativity and imagination. Our unique site provides a dynamic visual world with, unlimited visual, tactile and sensory experiences and stimulates children to record what they see and imagine.

Through their enjoyment and inspiration pupils can use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials to communicate what they see, feel and think.

Teacher-Led Visits

The diversity of the site offers the chance for study of units:

The Museum’s 50 acre site provides an inspirational setting for pupils’ creativity to be explored and linked in a cross-curricular way with other subjects such as Literacy, Mathematics, History, Geography and Science. In fact it is unusual for schools not to incorporate this subject into their visit.

Other Information

  • Fireplaces – The Museum’s buildings contain examples of the development of fireplaces from a simple open hearth through smoke bays to chimneys. A tangible example of design evolution.

Line Drawings for Colouring

A series of monochrome line drawings of many of the exhibits at the Museum that you may download and print.

Museum Special Events

Museum Special Event Days cover an interesting range of activities that teachers may wish to use to provide wider experiences to school children. For a complete list of these events see our What’s On section.

English as an Additional Language

A series of activities at the Museum that you may download and print.

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