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Key Stage 2

Hands-on learning to enhance the curriculum

Stone Age to the Iron Age – it’s a material world.
Take a trip through 400,000 years as man developed from the early Stone Age.  Explore tools, food and homes.  See how technology developed into the Bronze Age as metals were first discovered and then finally how life was for people living in the Iron Age.  Handle original and replica objects and take part in everyday Iron Age household tasks.  Links with the National Curriculum – ‘changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age’ and Inspire Curriculum Year 3, Unit 2.

Ancient Egypt – Tales from the tomb
Enjoy a visit to our Unwrapping the Past Gallery and discover why the gods were so important to the Ancient Egyptians.  What will you take into the afterlife?  Dig for clues in sand, identify original objects and take part in the dramatic Judgement of the Dead ceremony!  Links with the National Curriculum – achievements of the earliest civilisations, Ancient Egypt and Inspire Curriculum Year 6 Unit 4.

Ancient Greece – Going Potty!
Investigate ancient Greek pottery in this hands-on workshop. Find the clues to help you discover more about their beliefs, myths and legends. Make your own clay Greek pot to take away. Links with the National Curriculum – Ancient Greece, a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world and Inspire Curriculum Year 5 Unit 2.

Ancient Rome – Life at Magor Villa
Discover how the Romans influenced life in Britain. Make and decorate a Roman lamp from clay using our collection of Roman pottery lamps for inspiration. Links with National Curriculum – ‘the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain and the legacy of Roman culture on later periods in British history, including the present day’.  Also links with Inspire Curriculum Year 3 Unit 8.

Digging up the Past
Come and experience the excitement of digging up the past. Find artefacts, fossils and rocks, many found by members of the public and donated to the museum. Finds include clay pipe, pottery fragments and even tessellated pavement. What will you dig up?

Cornwall Council Schools Art Collection
At KS2 pupils develop awareness of different art, craft and design. They explore different artistic techniques and discover great artists

Pre-2014 Workshops- available on request:
The Tudors in Cornwall
Mrs Trevithick’s Tale
Victorians in Cornwall
Evacuees (WWII)

Refer to Schools Programme for more information
See also our Loans Boxes suitable for Key Stage 2

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Please call 01872 242785 or email learning@royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk