Food from the Sea - Learning: National Waterfront Museum
3 groups of up to 30 pupils in each.
Nursery to year 2.
The aim of the morning is to provide children with the opportunity to learn about the fishing industry in Wales-past and present.
Cockles and mussels:
During this facilitated session, children will meet a character actress, playing a Welsh cockle collector. Children will learn about the traditions and practice of cockle collecting in the Swansea Bay area. They will also learn about the mussel industry in north Wales. Inspired by old photographs, some children will have opportunity to dress as fisher folk.
During this teacher led session, the class will break into groups to explore the contents and activities in a Food from the sea themed box. Children will be encouraged to develop language and observational skills through asking and answering questions. Each group and box needs to be led by an adult leader from the visiting school. Guidelines for adults will be on hand for each activity including questions to ask, explanations and other relevant information.
During this teacher led session, the class will break into groups (each led by an adult) to complete a trail. Children will be encouraged to develop observational and language skills as they look for the different objects around the Museum.
The trail is a series of laminated cards showing objects to be found. On finding the object, the information about the object will be read to the group by the adult leader. Each object is noted for its relevance to sea.
Teachers may wish to explore the local area - the beach and Swansea market with its fish stalls are within walking distance.
- Develop observational skills when looking closely at objects and exhibits
- Develop language skills in asking and answering questions about objects and about the past
- Develop an understanding how the sea has played an important role in the history Wales
- Develop an understanding about healthy eating