Art - My First Gallery Visit
A range of contrasting artworks will be explored through looking for clues, describing and asking questions.
Hip Hip I'm a Hippo
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
Hooter the Owl
Explore the life of Hooter the owl, and meet his friends in the woodland gallery.
In this 1hour session children will become museum explorers handling some real and replica museum objects
Supports the Literacy and Numeracy Framework
Sounds of the Dinosaurs
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
Turtles at Sea
Explore the leatherback turtle through story and play, and make a turtle to take away.
Drawing in the Galleries
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.
Worksheet to help you explore the museum’s collections – how many materials will you find.
Natural History Galleries visits.
Use these notes and activity sheets to help plan your visit
Develop basic numeracy skills using number play bags.
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.