Key Stage 2, Teachers
FreeIn school

Maths in Museums

Available at all our museums
Maths in Museums

A new digital resource to support the numeracy framework in primary schools.

22 bilingual activities for year 6 pupils to support geometry, number, data and measuring skills.

The toolkit was developed in partnership with See Science. The toolkit is sponsored by the National Science Academy grant scheme.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
Key Stage 2

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 about the project

Places now full for 2015-16. Applications open in May to participate in 2016-17.

Dates: Sept - March

Curriculum

Science, Geography and ESD&GC.

Key Stage 2

A sailor's life for me

National Waterfront Museum

Inspired by a character actor, artefacts and your own imagination, explore what life was like on board ship in the age of sail. Handle a range of artefacts from ships’ biscuits to the luxuries of the captain’s table. Hear about weevils, scurvy and the lash!

Learn about the different parts of a ship and the jobs done by sailors, through the Museum’s model.

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: Dates available for 2016
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

History, Geography.

Literacy and Numeracy Framework: Writing.

Key Stage 2

Machines and Inventions

National Waterfront Museum

Find out more about the machines and inventions connected with Wales, past and present. Meet Richard Trevithick, the man who invented the first locomotive and changed the world.

 

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: Dates now available for 2016
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

History.

Literacy and Numeracy Framework: Reading.

Key Stage 2

Space and planet Earth

National Waterfront Museum

Learn about planet Earth and its relationship to the solar system through the use of rhymes and demonstrations.  What’s special about planet Earth?  What are the seasons all about? What is the Sun? What is our atmosphere made of? Find out answers to these and much more with rapping science presenter Jon Chase!!

You can also learn more about Wales in Space by visiting out new exhibition.

Duration: 45 minutes
Dates: Available on selected dates in November, December and January
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
Key Stage 2

Victorian Investigation

National Waterfront Museum

Follow the footsteps of Mr Rosser around his district of Swansea on the day of the 1851 Census. Meet a number of people from different backgrounds.

Interrogate a wide range of objects associated with the different characters and piece together what life was like in the 19th century for rich and poor, men and women.

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: Dates available for 2016
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

History.

Literacy and Numeracy Framework:Reading.

 

 

Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4

Victorian Medicine

National Waterfront Museum

Join our character actor and find out about the grim ways the Victorian pit doctor treated the illnesses from blood-sucking leeches and broken bones to amputations without anaesthetic. Explore the themes of sickness and health in industry through objects and hands-on activities.

*Please note that while most pupils will enjoy the session, some of our more sensitive visitors may find the topic a little worrying. We are happy to talk through any concerns you may have.

Duration: 45 minutes
Dates: Dates available
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

History

Literacy and Numeracy Framework: Oracy, reading

Key Stage 2

Welsh Pirates KS2

National Waterfront Museum

Meet the friendly pirate character and be wowed by the drama of the high seas.Use your imagination as you hear about the exploits and daring raids of one of Wales’s most famous and notorious pirates - Barti Ddu.

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: Dates available for summer term 2016
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

History, Geography, Curriculum Cymreig.

Literacy and Numeracy Framework: Reading.

Key Stage 2

Words and Wings KS2

National Waterfront Museum

Hear the exciting story of the first man to design and build an aeroplane in Wales.

Participate in creative writing activities with professional, local author and illustrator, Thomas Docherty, who will inspire you to head off on your very own imaginative, literacy journey.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

History, English.

Literacy and Numeracy Framework: Oracy, Writing.

Key Stage 2
Free

Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut

National Waterfront Museum

Using fun activities, this workshop looks at the effects of space on astronauts, life aboard the International Space Station and the training involved to become an astronaut.

This workshop is delivered by Astro Cymru and support our exhibition Wales in Space.

Limited dates and spaces available.

Duration: 45 minutes
Dates: 11th of March 2016, 14th of March 2016
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.

Curriculum

Science, fitness and nutrition.

Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education, Teachers
FreeIn school

The First World War Education Project

National Waterfront Museum

The National Library of Wales and National Museum Wales are leading a project to produce education resources for schools to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. As part of this project we are using items from the collections of both institutions to create digital teaching resources for Hwb.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.