Maths in Museums
A new digital resource to support the numeracy framework in primary schools.
22 bilingual activities for year 6 pupils to support geometry, number, data and measuring skills.
The toolkit was developed in partnership with See Science. The toolkit is sponsored by the National Science Academy grant scheme.
Art - Margam Pictures
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.
natural history learning resource
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.
Spring Bulbs for Schools
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.
Places now full for 2015-16. Applications open in May to participate in 2016-17.
Science, Geography and ESD&GC.
Urban Meadow Learning Resource
This pack is designed to support teachers and educators in preparing for a self-led museum visit, but can also be used to support learning inside and outside of the classroom. There are lots of ideas and activities to explore before your visit, at the Museum, and back at school. There is also a resources section at the back of the pack with worksheets and activities.
The content is relevant to the National Numeracy and Literacy Framework.
Art - Colour and Impressionism
Discover how artists used colour and light to record the world around them during the late 19th century.
Art - Historic Portraits
Learn how to read a portrait and look for clues that will reveal information about individual sitters.
Art - Portraits through time
Study a range of portraits from the historic to more recent times to consider change in styles and purpose.
Art - Sculpture
Materials and form will be explored through sculpture, ranging from the realistic to more abstract works.
Art - Welsh Landscapes
Explore how artists have been inspired by different elements within the landscape.
Come face to face with dinosaurs, explore feeding adaptations, find out what lived with the dinosaurs and handle some real dino bones
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
Get hands-on with bugs and spiders from our collections. Find out about adaptations, lifecycles and symmetry.
Skulls, teeth and bones
Explore our body and compare to skeletons and skulls, from dogs and sheep, to the more exotic tigers and elephants.
Science - Interdependence of organisms
- Learn about life processes in animals.
- Explore feeding relationships.
- Use the appropriate scientific language and terms.
- Make careful observations.
- Discuss ideas.
- Describe what they have found out.
Compare two or more objects, and sort objects using a few different criteria.
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
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
Activity book - evolution of wales and the natural history galleries
Activity book for families and other groups to explore the galleries together.
Art Gallery visit - historic art collections
These notes have been developed to give you information about individual works within the historic art galleries as well as suggestions of how to talk to your pupils about the works
Art Gallery visit - Impressionist and Modern Art
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.
Please note that some of the works of art in this pack now appear in different galleries or have been removed from display. Please check if you would like to look at specific works of art when you visit.
Clore Discovery Centre Self Led Visit focused on Numeracy
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.
Clore Discovery Centre Self Led Visits Focused on Literacy
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
Worksheet to help you explore the museum’s collections – how many materials will you find.
General ideas for museum visits
Learning resource - Fragile? exhibition
Fragile? is an exhibition about ceramics. Ceramics are objects that are made out of clay and then fired. We often think of those objects as being fragile, but this exhibition challenges that idea as well as giving us an insight into the different kinds of ceramics being made today.
This learning resource is designed to support teachers and educators. It includes support in planning a visit, exploring the exhibition and suggestions for things to do back in the classroom. It is primarily aimed at Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils but can be easily adapted for older or younger students.
This resource is supported by the Colwinston Charitable Trust
Learning Resource Treasures; Adventures in Archaeology
This resource has been written to help teachers plan a successful visit, with suggestions for pre-visit activities, ideas whilst at the exhibition and suggestions of things to do back in the classroom.
Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology is an exhibition which is an exciting journey of adventure and discovery. Looking at the workand stories of some of the world’s most famous and adventurous archaeologists and their finds, we can explore the history and science of archaeology and its’ portrayal in popular culture.
Natural History Galleries visits.
Use these notes and activity sheets to help plan your visit.
Teachers’ Learning Resource 'I Spy Nature'
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.
Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology Activity Booklet
Activity book for families and other groups to explore the exhibtion together.
Self led visits to the exhibtion must be booked in advance
William's Wonder Map activity booklet
Activity book for families and other groups to explore the gallery together
The First World War Education Project
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.