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Key Stage 2

National Slate Museum

Key Stage 2

Spring Bulbs for Schools - investigation

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.

Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2

Christmas Traditions

National Slate Museum

Share seasonal stories and songs around the fire with storyteller Mair Tomos Ifans, make a Christmas decoration to take home and see the quarrymen's houses decorated for the festive season.

Duration: 1 hour x 2
Dates: 2 - 4 & 9 - 11 December 2014
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £47 for up to 15 pupils, £77 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2

Washday Workshop

National Slate Museum

Step back in time and see Margiad the washerwoman busy at work.  A fantastic opportunity for pupils to take part in role-play and learn about the everyday life of Victorian women.  

Duration: 1 hour x 2
Dates: February 2 - 6 2015
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £47 for up to 15 pupils, £77 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

History 1800-1900

Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education

Vivian Quarry Walk

National Slate Museum

An opportunity to go beyond the museum itself to the foot of the Vivian Quarry and towards the Quarry Hospital to hear more about the quarrymen’s dangerous work on the rockface and in the splitting sheds and to see some innovative Victorian inventions such as the blondin and the incline.

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).
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4
FreePilot Session

Behind the scenes at the Museum

National Slate Museum

A series of activities to help pupils understand the varied work of the Slate Museum.

Duration: 1 hour x 2
Cost: Free of charge as this session is being piloted.
Key Stage 2
FreePilot Session

Full steam ahead!

National Slate Museum

Meet Una, our steam locomotive and find more about this powerful Victorian invention.

Duration: 30 minutes
Dates: Every Wednesday, March to October
Cost: Free of charge as this session is being piloted.
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education
FreePilot Session

What's Wood got to do with it?

National Slate Museum

A guided tour through the eyes of our Carpenter. An opportunity to learn more about the sleeper shed, the timber crane, the water wheel, the foundry and some of the amazing wooden patterns in our collection.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as this session is being piloted.