Enterprise and Employability Challenge - Welsh Baccalaureate
Key Stage 4 - National / Foundation
Approved by WJEC
Here are activities and resources created by Ross Thomas, former Welsh Baccalaureate Development Officer, in partnership with the WJEC, to support you in delivering the coursework requirements for the new Welsh Baccalaureate 2015.
The resources consist of a challenge document for your assessed piece of work, along with a trial challenge which can help students prepare and develop skills for their project.
To help you experience business and the world of work you should work together with others in a team of 3-6 members and use skills and knowledge you have developed from researching Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales to design and develop an innovative product based on the collections at the museums. The product must be cost-effective, innovative and suitable for sale in the Amgueddfa Cymru shops.
Additional workshops to support your study are available. Please contact us for more details. Some workshops may be subject to charging.
Welsh Baccalaureate Key Stage 4 - National / Foundation
Enterprise and Employability Challenge - Product
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.
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.
Activity book - evolution of wales and the natural history galleries
Activity book for families and other groups to explore the galleries together.
Activity Booklet Clore Discovery Centre and the Museum
Activity booklets Clore Discovery Centre
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.
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 Smith Exhibition - A Level Geology Challenge
This resource for A Level has been written to support the William Smith Maps exhibition, on display at National Museum Cardiff from 26th September 2015.
It can also be used in the classroom, by accessing the maps online at
Learning Office – for bookings and general enquiries Tel: 029 2057 3240
RELEVANT TO GEOLOGY GCE A LEVEL SYLLABUS
Alfred Russel Wallace video
The video shows excerpts from a special performance by Theatr na n'Óg of ‘You should ask Wallace’, part of the Autumn 2009 learning programme at National Museum Cardiff.Alfred Russel Wallace video
Bat Facts & Quiz
Ideal for schools or groups doing project work or preparing to go on a bat walk. Contains bat facts and a British bat call quiz.
Your mission is to observe and document the things you see around you. Draw pictures, weigh things, measure and take notes. Remember everything is interesting if you look closely!
Leaf Cutter Ants video
Here is a short video clip (2 minutes long) showing our leaf cutter ants bringing leaves back to their nest. They do not eat the leaves; instead they use them to help grow a fungus, which feeds the ants.Leaf Cutter Ants video
Follow the clues on this detective trail to discover some fabulous museum objects. A magnifying glass will help you to see things really clearly.
My Favourite Dinosaur
Pick your favourite dinosaur in the Evolution of Wales Galleries. Draw it very carefully in the box.
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.