Key Stage 2, Teachers

Applications now open - Spring Bulbs for Schools

Available at all our museums

Plant bulbs in your school grounds to study climate change. Join this UK wide investigation and improve science and numeracy skills. All schools must apply by the end of July to take part in the following September. Free to all schools in Wales -spaces limited.

More information www.museumwales.ac.uk/scan/bulbs

Apply now: https://scan.wufoo.com/forms/spring-bulbs-for-schools-application-form/

Dates: Sept - March

Curriculum

Science, Geography and ESD&GC.

Adult Learners, Communities, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education

Explorer pack - for Amphitheatre and Barracks

National Roman Legion Museum

This replica Roman satchel contains instructions, information and objects designed to help your group understand how the Romans used the amphitheater and barracks. Objects include Roman coins, caltrops and sponges on sticks. 

The satchel can be borrowed in exchange for a deposit (credit card/ cheque / £30 cash).

You can download the instructions to read through before your visit below.

Duration: 1 hour
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education

Walking with Romans

National Roman Legion Museum

Experience the Amphitheatre, Barracks and Baths with your own Roman guide. Find out what life was like in the fortress nearly 2,000 years ago.

 

Dates: 8-12 June 2015
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £47 for up to 15 pupils, £77 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
Key Stage 2

Grammaticus - Roman Classroom

National Roman Legion Museum

Discover how Romans educated their children in this cross curricula role-play session. Looking at language, numeracy and literacy pupils will find out more about Roman society under the strict guidance of a Roman school teacher. Led by a costumed facilitator.

In additon, pupils will have the opportunity to wear replica children’s armour and find out about the life of a Roman soldier in our reconstructed barrack room. This part must be led by the teacher or group leader - who will receive brief instructions from the facilitator on the day.    

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: Mar 16-27 & Jun 15-26 2015.
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £27 for up to 15 pupils, £42 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

Language,Numeracy, Literacy & History

Key Stage 2

Masters & Slaves

National Roman Legion Museum

Peacock’s brains, stuffed dormouse and oysters are all on the menu in this role-play Roman feast. Pupils will play the role of a rich master or a lowly slave and discover what life was like at both ends of the spectrum. Led by a costumed facilitator.

In additon, pupils will have the opportunity to wear replica children’s armour and find out about the life of a Roman soldier in our reconstructed barrack room. This part must be led by the teacher or group leader - who will receive brief instructions from the facilitator on the day.   

 

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: Jan 5-30, Apr 13-May 8 and Jun 29 - Jul 17 2015.
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £27 for up to 15 pupils, £42 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
Key Stage 2

Medicus - Roman Medicine

National Roman Legion Museum

Herbal remedies, amputations and horse-hair stitches are all treatments performed by the Roman doctor. Find out about Roman medicine and the role that the gods played in healing the sick in this interactive role-play session. Led by a costumed facilitator.

In additon, pupils will have the opportunity to wear replica children’s armour and find out about the life of a Roman soldier in our reconstructed barrack room. This part must be led by the teacher or group leader - who will receive brief instructions from the facilitator on the day.  

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: Feb 2 - Mar 13, May 11 - Jun 5 2015
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £27 for up to 15 pupils, £42 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
Key Stage 2

Saturnalia: A Roman Christmas?

National Roman Legion Museum

Take a trip back in time and visit a Roman preparing for the midwinter festival of Saturnalia. Learn about the customs of the Roman festival while sharing modern midwinter traditions.

In additon, pupils will have the opportunity to wear replica children’s armour and find out about the life of a Roman soldier in our reconstructed barrack room. This part must be led by the teacher or group leader - who will receive brief instructions from the facilitator on the day. 

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: December 1-11
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £27 for up to 15 pupils, £42 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
Families, Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2
FreeSelf-led

Colouring sheets

National Roman Legion Museum

Study Roman mosaics and animals to create your own designs.

Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Families, Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2
FreeSelf-led

Roman soldiers

National Roman Legion Museum

Match the soldiers to the weapons and armour, using the models in the gallery to help you.

Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.