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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education, Teachers

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.

 

Key Stage 2, Teachers

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.

Key Stage 2

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 - £22 for up to 15 pupils, £37 for up to 35. Free for schools in Wales with more than 20% free school meals take-up, Special Educational Needs groups and Pupil Referral Units.
Key Stage 2

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 - £22 for up to 15 pupils, £37 for up to 35. Free for schools in Wales with more than 20% free school meals take-up, Special Educational Needs groups and Pupil Referral Units.
Key Stage 2

Art - Modern and Contemporary

National Museum Cardiff

A selection of work will be selected to explore this period, depending on the display / exhibition when you visit. 

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £22 for up to 15 pupils, £37 for up to 35. Free for schools in Wales with more than 20% free school meals take-up, Special Educational Needs groups and Pupil Referral Units.
Key Stage 2

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 - £22 for up to 15 pupils, £37 for up to 35. Free for schools in Wales with more than 20% free school meals take-up, Special Educational Needs groups and Pupil Referral Units.
Key Stage 2

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 - £22 for up to 15 pupils, £37 for up to 35. Free for schools in Wales with more than 20% free school meals take-up, Special Educational Needs groups and Pupil Referral Units.
Key Stage 2

Art - Thematic

National Museum Cardiff

If you would like a bespoke session to link with your work back at school, please let us know. We can accommodate most themes.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £22 for up to 15 pupils, £37 for up to 35. Free for schools in Wales with more than 20% free school meals take-up, Special Educational Needs groups and Pupil Referral Units.
Key Stage 2

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 - £22 for up to 15 pupils, £37 for up to 35. Free for schools in Wales with more than 20% free school meals take-up, Special Educational Needs groups and Pupil Referral Units.
Key Stage 2

Discover Poetry

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 - £22 for up to 15 pupils, £37 for up to 35. Free for schools in Wales with more than 20% free school meals take-up, Special Educational Needs groups and Pupil Referral Units.
Key Stage 2

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 - £22 for up to 15 pupils, £37 for up to 35. Free for schools in Wales with more than 20% free school meals take-up, Special Educational Needs groups and Pupil Referral Units.
Key Stage 2

Time travel

National Museum Cardiff

In this 1 hour session children will have an opportunity to develop their chronological awareness by excavating layers of brightly coloured foam to reveal and handle objects from the past

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £22 for up to 15 pupils, £37 for up to 35. Free for schools in Wales with more than 20% free school meals take-up, Special Educational Needs groups and Pupil Referral Units.
Free
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education

Artist-led Workshop

National Museum Cardiff

Art Workshops - Looking, Thinking and Making

During these workshops, which will be tailored to the needs of your group, pupils will take part in an interactive tour and discussion and work with an artist to create their own creative response. This is an opportunity to explore themes such as the landscape and folklore of Wales in a new exhibition Wales Visitation: Poetry, Romanticism and Myth in Art.

Various dates available March – July 2014

10.15am – 11.30am and 12.15pm – 1.30pm

Supported by the Colwinston Charitable Trust.

Booking is essential - 02920573240

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Dates: various March - July 2014
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.
Free
Key Stage 2, Teachers

Constable, Landscape and Literacy

National Museum Cardiff
Constable, Landscape and Literacy CPD opportunity for teachers (KS2)
Dates: Thursday 12th June
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.

Curriculum

KS2

FreeSelf-led
Families, Key Stage 2

Activity book - evolution of wales and the natural world galleries

National Museum Cardiff
FreeSelf-led
Families, Key Stage 2, Teachers

Activity Booklet Clore Discovery Centre and the Museum

National Museum Cardiff

Activity booklets for families and other groups to explore the galleries together

Self led visits to the Clore Discovery Centre must be booked in advance

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
FreeSelf-led
Families, Key Stage 2

Activity booklets Clore Discovery Centre

National Museum Cardiff

Activity book for families and other groups to explore the Clore Discovery Centre together.

Self led visits to the Clore Discovery Centre must be booked in advance

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
FreeSelf-led
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education

Art Gallery visit - Impressionist and Modern Art

National Museum Cardiff

These notes have been developed to give you information about individual works within the impressionist and modern art galleries as well as suggestions of how to talk to your pupils about the works.

Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
FreeSelf-led
Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2, Teachers

Clore Discovery Centre Self Led Visit focused on Numeracy

National Museum Cardiff

All schools and groups must book self led sessions in advance

Suggestions for teachers on the ways they can use the collections within the Clore Discovery Centre to offer pupils the oppertunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of maths, through practical activities, exploration and discovery. Includes a trail to download.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
FreeSelf-led
Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2, Teachers

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. Teachers notes inlcude many suggestions of activities that can be carried out in the gallery linked to the literacy framework as well as trails to download.

All schools and groups must book self led sessions in advance

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
FreeSelf-led
Adult Learners, Communities, Families, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education, Teachers

Efforts and Ideals, The Prints - Information for Teachers

National Museum Cardiff
FreeSelf-led
Communities, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education, Teachers

Efforts and Ideals: Information for Teachers

National Museum Cardiff
FreeSelf-led
Adult Learners, Communities, Families, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education, Teachers

Efforts and Ideals: Prints of the First World War Information for Teachers

National Museum Cardiff
FreeSelf-led
Key Stage 2

Evolution of Wales 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.
FreeSelf-led
Families, Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2, Teachers

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

FreeSelf-led
Families, Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2, Teachers

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.
FreeSelf-led
Key Stage 2

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.
FreeSelf-led
Key Stage 2

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.
FreeSelf-led
Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2, Teachers

Teachers’ Learning Resource 'I Spy Nature'

National Museum Cardiff

This pack is designed to support Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 teachers and educators in preparing for a self-led museum visit, but can also be used to support classroom learning. It includes information on some of the work of scientists studying nature. There are also ideas and activities to explore before your visit, in the gallery, and back at school. There is a resources section at the back of the pack with worksheets and activities.

Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
FreeIn school
Key Stage 2

Spring Bulbs for Schools - investigation

National Museum Cardiff
St Fagans National History Museum
National Waterfront Museum
Big Pit National Coal Museum
National Wool Museum
National Slate Museum
National Roman Legion Museum

Plant bulbs in your school grounds to study climate change. Join this UK wide investigation and improve science and numeracy skills. All schools must apply by the end of July to take part in the following September. Free to all schools in Wales -spaces limited.

More information www.museumwales.ac.uk/scan/bulbs

Apply now: https://scan.wufoo.com/forms/spring-bulbs-for-schools-application-form/

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: Sept - March
Cost: For use in school - free of charge.

Curriculum

Science, Geography and ESD&GC.

Information

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Cathays Park, Cardiff
Open 10am–5pm Tuesday–Sunday (Galleries close at 4:45pm)

Learning department:
(029) 2057 3240

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