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Key Stage 2

For more information or to book please contact: [email protected] or 01743 258881

LEGO® Story Starter – A Night at the Museum

KS1/KS2
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Creak, rattle, squeeeeeak, rattle, clank… “What is that terrible noise? Where is everybody? Where am I?” It is nearly dark; you are locked in the museum. The museum doesn’t open again until tomorrow morning! What will happen at the museum between sunset and sunrise? Where is the eerie sound coming from? What will you do about it? In the LEGO® Education workshop children explore history chronologically as they take a tour of the museum and imagine what it would have been like to hunt a mammoth, sleep in a Tudor bed and be an explorer like Charles Darwin. In our museum classroom, children use LEGO® Education’s Story Starter kits to plan, sequence and build their own story based on the theme of ‘a night at the museum’.

Workshop overview

“The children loved handling the artefacts and ordering the old and new items. When some of them were interviewed… the next day, they had remembered an amazing amount of facts… They also loved using the slates and pencils”

Landscape Tour & Art Workshop

KS1/KS2
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Pupils tour the museum galleries to look closely at the collection of landscape paintings on display. Pupils will discover how the artist has used their choice of media to evoke a sense of place and will learn a landscape vocabulary to describe the paintings. Pupils then create their own landscape using either:
→ Watercolour paints
→ Collagraph printing
→ Collage

Workshop overview

Portrait Tour & Art Workshop

KS1/KS2/KS3
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

During this interactive tour pupils are encouraged to look closely at the works on display to reveal clues about the sitter and the artist. In the museum education room pupils use the museum’s portrait collection for inspiration as they create a finished piece of art work using your choice of:
→ Clay sculpture
→ Printing
→ Collage

Workshop overview

Mill Apprentice Experience

KS1/KS2
Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Children as young as nine years old worked at Shrewsbury Flax Mill. Some were supplied under the apprenticeship system from orphanages, the local workhouse and further afield. During this interactive workshop children will discover what life was like for a child apprentice living and working at Shrewsbury Flax Mill in the early 19th century. Children will adopt a role, dress in costume and try out some of the daily tasks performed by a hard working mill apprentice.

Workshop overview

“Good variety of activities and excellent questioning by your member of staff. The children enjoyed being historians and piecing together the evidence and clues. Very impressive – well worth the money… we will be booking for this session again next year.”

Glorious Groups – an Introduction to Classification

Lower KS2
Shropshire Museums’ Collection Centre, Ludlow

How do we group all living things? This session answers the question by introducing classification. Children have hands on practise grouping real specimens and learn about the importance of describing living things in detail.

“Please pass on our thanks – we really appreciate how tailor-made the sessions were (your educator) had thought so carefully how to explain some complex science to the Y2s/Y3s and the hands on use of the beetles and shells was wonderful”

Looking at Life with Linnaeus

Upper KS2
Shropshire Museums’ Collection Centre, Ludlow

Discover the amazing world of Carl Linnaeus and dive into the world of classification. Children use real specimens and practice grouping a range of living things. The session includes a rare opportunity to visit the wonderful natural history store at Ludlow Museum Resource Centre to focus on groups of vertebrates and invertebrates.

Meet the Tudors

KS2
Shropshire Museums’ Collection Centre, Ludlow

Children will follow in the footsteps of real characters from Tudor times, from the poor to the wealthy, including Tudor Royalty! A walking tour of the town and a selection of original and replica objects and archive documents bring this fascinating period to life. Each child will create their own unique document complete with Tudor seal to take away.

Rock Detectives

KS2
Shropshire Museums’ Collection Centre, Ludlow
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Children dress up in lab coats and become scientists for the day, conducting experiments and using microscopes. They visit the museum’s climatecontrolled stores for a special tour and take a ‘rock walk’ around Ludlow.

For more information or to book please contact: [email protected] or 01743 258881