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Foundation Phase

Foundation Phase

Art - My First Gallery Visit

National Museum Cardiff

A range of contrasting artworks will be explored through looking for clues, describing and asking questions.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £27 for up to 15 pupils, £42 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
Foundation Phase

Hip Hip I'm a Hippo

National Museum Cardiff

In this 1 hour workshop linked to one of the most loved specimens in the gallery children will explore African wildlife. Handle real animal bones and take part in a dramatic story about a shy Hippo called Heulwen

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £27 for up to 15 pupils, £42 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
Foundation Phase

Hooter the Owl

National Museum Cardiff

 

Explore the life of Hooter the owl, and meet his friends in the woodland gallery.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £27 for up to 15 pupils, £42 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
Foundation Phase

Little Explorers

National Museum Cardiff

In this 1hour session children will become museum explorers handling some real and replica museum objects

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £27 for up to 15 pupils, £42 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

Supports the Literacy and Numeracy Framework 

Foundation Phase

Sounds of the Dinosaurs

National Museum Cardiff

Imagine what noises dinosaurs may have made, handle real dinosaur bones and take part in a lively, sound-based story about a forest at the time of the dinosaurs

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £27 for up to 15 pupils, £42 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
Foundation Phase

Turtles at Sea

National Museum Cardiff
Leatherback turtle

 

Explore the leatherback turtle through story and play, and make a turtle to take away.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £27 for up to 15 pupils, £42 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
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
Foundation Phase

Drawing in the Galleries

National Museum Cardiff

Bring sketchbooks and drawing materials so that
pupils can draw and make notes about a work of art that they have seen in the
gallery. This could follow on from the ‘My First Gallery Visit’ session.

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
Foundation Phase

Natural History Galleries visits.

National Museum Cardiff
FreeSelf-led
Foundation Phase

Number play

National Museum Cardiff

Develop basic numeracy skills using number play bags.

Duration: 45 minutes
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.

Information

Map

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

Learning department:
(029) 2057 3240

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