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Key Stage 2

Art - Margam Pictures

National Museum Cardiff

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.

 

Key Stage 2, Teachers

natural history learning resource

National Museum Cardiff

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.

FreeSelf-led
Families, Key Stage 2

Activity book - evolution of wales and the natural world galleries

National Museum Cardiff
FreeSelf-led
Families

Activity Booklet Clore Discovery Centre and the Museum

National Museum Cardiff

Activity booklets for families and other groups to explore the galleries together

Self led visits to the Clore Discovery Centre must be booked in advance

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
FreeSelf-led
Families

Activity booklets Clore Discovery Centre

National Museum Cardiff

Activity book for families and other groups to explore the Clore Discovery Centre together.

Self led visits to the Clore Discovery Centre must be booked in advance

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
FreeSelf-led
Teachers

Art Gallery visit - historic art collections

National Museum Cardiff

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

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
FreeSelf-led
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education

Art Gallery visit - Impressionist and Modern Art

National Museum Cardiff

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.

Autumn Term 2014

Please note that gallery 12 (Modern Art from 1930), gallery 14 (Art after Cezanne) and gallery 15 (British Art around 1900) have changed and are showing the Richard Wilson exhibiiton.

Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
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
Adult Learners, Communities, Families, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education, Teachers

Efforts and Ideals, The Prints - Information for Teachers

National Museum Cardiff
FreeSelf-led
Communities, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education, Teachers

Efforts and Ideals: Information for Teachers

National Museum Cardiff
FreeSelf-led
Adult Learners, Communities, Families, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education, Teachers

Efforts and Ideals: Prints of the First World War Information for Teachers

National Museum Cardiff
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

Landscape and Lights - a family trail

National Museum Cardiff
Landscape and Lights family trail
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.
FreeIn school

Alfred Russel Wallace video

National Museum Cardiff

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
Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
FreeIn school

Investigate!

National Museum Cardiff

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!

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
FreeIn school

Leaf Cutter Ants video

National Museum Cardiff

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
Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
FreeIn school

Museum Detective

National Museum Cardiff

Follow the clues on this detective trail to discover some fabulous museum objects. A magnifying glass will help you to see things really clearly.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
FreeIn school

My Favourite Dinosaur

National Museum Cardiff

Pick your favourite dinosaur in the Evolution of Wales Galleries. Draw it very carefully in the box.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.

Information

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

Learning department:
(029) 2057 3240

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