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Early Years Foundation Stage

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The Key to the Castle

EYFS/KS1
Shropshire Museums’ Collection Centre, Ludlow

Unlock the creaking castle door and take an exciting trip back to castle times. Children discover what life was like a very long time ago through dressing up, songs and stories and access to original and replica artefacts. They spend the afternoon visiting Ludlow Castle for a special guided tour.

Old MacDonald

EYFS
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

A tour of the farm designed to heighten the senses while finding out how Old MacDonald looks after his animals. Children create a journey stick to help them recall their experiences and then make a big Old MacDonald scarecrow using recycled materials.

Dinosaur Detectives

EYFS/KS1
Shropshire Museums’ Collection Centre, Ludlow

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Come and dive into ancient seas to find incredible creatures from the time of the dinosaurs. Teeth, claws, eggs, footprints and a dinosaur hunt help us discover so much about these fabulous creatures before we do our own dino dig and paint a beautiful fossil to take home.

Workshop overview

Little Red Hen

EYFS
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

(available June – October)
Who will help me to plant the corn….? Bring the story to life with an interactive farm tour accompanied by the little red hen and the lazy rat, cat and pig. Follow a loaf of bread on a fun-filled journey from field to fork.

We’re Going on a Mammoth Hunt

EFYS
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Join us for a mammoth story and song session in the museum’s prehistory gallery and discover fascinating facts about our collection of mammoth bones. Hunt for mammoths in the museum galleries then make a clay mammoth to take away.

Workshop overview

Three Little Pigs

EYFS
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Bring the story to life by visiting our pigs, snug in their brick-built sty, and all their farmyard friends. Then try making homes of straw, wood and bricks to see which material is best. Can the children construct a home so strong that even a wolf can’t blow it down?

The Magical Museum Suitcase

EYFS
MUSEUM IN SCHOOL!

Make a cup of tea for a witch, spy a hairy mammoth through story stick ‘binoculars’ and discover the wonders lurking inside the special museum suitcase. Our little museum adventures workshop session is designed to encourage competence in oral communication and linguistic ability as children participate in the singing and telling of traditional rhymes and tales linked to the museum collections.

Workshop overview

Little Museum Adventures

These bags contain beautiful, collections themed sensory mats and ideas to help you and your group to explore the museum galleries. They are available to borrow as part of a booked workshop visit or a teacher-led session.