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Museum & Art Gallery The Strand Derby DE1 1BS www.derbymuseums.org

You can sign up to our schools email list to be sent regular news and offers on upcoming and new sessions, by contacting us on info@derbymuseums.org Bookings can be made via our Business Hub on 01332 641901.

BOOKINGS AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES For more information on working with Derby Museums, please contact our Schools Programmer, Bill Hindmarsh on bill@derbymuseums.org / 01332 642236 We work closely with our teachers to help them meet National curriculum requirements and to provide an enriching and memorable experience for their pupils. If you would like to work with us at Derby Museums to help with planning and delivery of projects and themes, we’re more • than happy to talk, and we can often tailor our sessions to meet the needs of different age groups. You can speak to us via telephone and email – but we really like to • meet our teachers face-to-face!

Morton Primary School

“The trip was inspirational and absolutely amazing. I also made my own shabti!”

2 hour session (includes Make & Take) at £4.75 per pupil costs £118.75 for 25 pupils (minimum)/ £166.25 for 35 pupils (maximum). 1.5 hour session at £3.75 per pupil costs £93.75 for 25 pupils (minimum)/ £131.25 for 35 pupils (maximum).

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BOOKING INFORMATION

LEARN WITH DERBY MUSEUMS!

TEACHERS

National curriculum Key stages 1 and 2 school sessions 2016/2017

“ The children and I had a brilliant time and loved the hands-on sessions, so a huge thanks to all concerned for making us feel so welcome!”

LEARN WITH DERBY MUSEUMS! Sessions

“ The children had a great time and have clearly learned much about different aspects of Egyptian life. They particularly enjoyed the dancing!”

National curriculum

Museum & Art Gallery

Vikings!

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Roman Derby

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Secrets of the mummies

Location

Key Stage 2

Pickford’s House

Houses and homes

Pickford’s House

Time travel toys

Location

Key Stage 1

Maths

English

Maths

English

Science

Geography

Design and Languages Technology

Art and Design

Geography

Design and Languages Technology

Art and Design

History

Music

PE

Museum & Art Gallery

Classification Classification – That’s the name of the game

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Remarkable rocks and fantastic fossils

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Adventures in the Stone Age

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Not just looking at art!

Pickford’s House

WW2: Children at war

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WW1: Bert and Agatha

Pickford’s House

Victorian voyage

Features Handling old and new objects A Derby story with a costumed character

Science

History

Music

PE

Features Costumed character A Derby story with a costumed character

A Derby story The session was developed by a real astrophysicist

Joseph Wright and the orrery Museum & Art Gallery

The Silk Mill

Espionage and intrigue – The early years at The Silk Mill

Costumed character Costumed characters based on real Derby people Costumed character Getting close up to and studying the world’s largest collection of Joseph Wright’s paintings Handling objects from the collection Developed by scientists Developed by biologists and a zoologist At the site of the world’s oldest powered factory


HOUSES & HOMES PICKFORD’S HOUSE

KEY STAGE 1

TIME TRAVEL TOYS PICKFORD’S HOUSE

WELCOME Welcome to Learn with Derby Museums! We hope you find this wall planner and the information on it helpful for the coming school year. Derby Museums offers a wealth of school sessions across our three city centre sites, helping you to both cover your National curriculum needs and engage in memorable experiences with your pupils - in inspirational learning spaces! We listen to our teachers and have introduced a number of new sessions to meet the requirements of a changing National curriculum (see curriculum mapping matrix). We’re always happy to hear your thoughts. Please visit our website: www.derbymuseums.org/learning

ADVENTURES IN THE STONE AGE MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

What kind of world did we live in 40,000 years ago? How did we survive towards the end of an ice age, with technologies based upon stone, wood, antlers, bones and fire – and upon human ingenuity! This interactive and hands-on session examines the time frame of the Palaeolithic era and considers climate, geography and lifestyles – before history began! OPTIONAL MAKE AND TAKE Each pupil will have the opportunity to create their own piece of prehistoric art. This session supports pupils being taught about ‘changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age’ (National curriculum Key stage 2: History), by examining the timespans of prehistory (Palaeolithic and Neolithic) in relation to the historical periods studied on the curriculum.

SECRETS OF THE MUMMIES MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

You will be met by our costumed High Priestess, Azziza. Her Highness will lead you into the gallery to describe life in Ancient Egypt and share some fascinating stories about objects in the Museum. All pupils will have the opportunity to dress as ancient Egyptians. The class will be split into 2 groups. Half will discover the process of mummification using replica objects and a willing volunteer, whilst the others visit our Mummies and the Egyptian collection. The class will all participate to ensure the dead will live for eternity in the Egyptian afterlife! OPTIONAL MAKE AND TAKE Each pupil will have the opportunity to make their own clay shabti to take away. From the National curriculum Key stage 2: History: “pupils…know and understand significant aspects of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations: the expansion and dissolution of empires: characteristics of non-European societies…pupils should be taught about the achievements of the earliest civilisations”, (including Ancient Egypt).

ROMAN DERBY

KEY STAGE 2

2: History - See Secrets of the mummies above and, “At Key stage 2, pupils should be taught about: The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. This could include…’Romanisation’ of Britain: sites such as Caerwent* and the impact of technology, culture and beliefs. (*in this case Derventio – the Roman name for Derby).

VIKINGS!

MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

The session begins with an exploration of the Viking settlement of Britain and the conflicts with the Anglo-Saxons, with particular reference to Derby. Pupils will examine a replica Viking burial, complete a Skeleton Recording Sheet and learn how to use objects to find out information about a person’s life and status. Children will write a postcard using Viking runes for their classmates to decipher. OPTIONAL MAKE AND TAKE Each pupil will have the opportunity to make their own Hammer of Thor pendant to take away. From the National curriculum Key stage 2: History – see Secrets of the mummies to left and, “Pupils should be taught about…the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor (including) Viking raids and invasion”.

VICTORIAN VOYAGE PICKFORD’S HOUSE

Your class will be welcomed to the house by a costumed Victorian lady or gentleman. They will then adopt the role of prospective applicants for a new servant post of the house and try on replica Victorian clothing. The class will be split into smaller groups to engage in washing day activities and will use our handling collection to investigate mysterious objects using our ‘Become a Museum Curator’ worksheet. OPTIONAL MAKE AND TAKE Each pupil will have the opportunity to make a peg doll to take away. From the National curriculum Key stage 2: History - “Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history…they should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.”

Pupils must ‘discover’ the Toy Chest. They will think about life before electricity and batteries and have the opportunity to play with a range of moving toys that do not need batteries to find out how they work. Pupils will identify what ‘forces’ are involved. A modern Toy Chest is also available containing a selection of modern equivalents. Pupils must match them up and try both versions, making comparisons and deciding which they like best and why. OPTIONAL MAKE AND TAKE Your pupils will have the opportunity to make a traditional toy to take away.

OPTIONAL MAKE AND TAKE Each pupil will have the opportunity to make their own replica Derbyshire-ware pot to take away. From the National curriculum Key stage

ESPIONAGE AND INTRIGUE: THE EARLY YEARS OF THE SILK MILL THE SILK MILL

Derby’s Silk Mill is the site of the world’s first powered factory, and is part of the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site. Your class will find out about the mill’s origins in the early 18th century – at the very beginning of the industrial revolution – and about the stories surrounding the first owner, John Lombe, and his mysterious demise…

OPTIONAL MAKE AND TAKE Each pupil will have the opportunity to make a clay house plaque to take away. Both are relevant to the National curriculum Key stage 1: History that all pupils, “understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, (and) frame historically-valid questions… (pupils should)…learn about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality”.

at the hands of an Italian woman! They will also find out about the life cycle of the silk worm, and the process whereby its thread is obtained.

themselves, they can then explore space, distance and gravity, and then investigate the phases of the moon. And other space mysteries!

OPTIONAL MAKE AND TAKE

OPTIONAL MAKE AND TAKE

Pupils will have the opportunity to create their own twined key ring. Relevant to the National curriculum Key stage 2: History. See Victorian voyage to above and “Significant historical events people and places in their own locality” beginning from Key stage 1.

Each pupil will make their own tellurian – a mini version of the orrery representing the sun, the Earth and the Moon. The session meets requirements of the National curriculum Key stage 2: Science – ‘Earth and space’, and has been developed by a real astrophysicist!

WW1: BERT AND AGATHA

NOT JUST LOOKING AT ART

Inspired by actual postcards written by a soldier at the front to his family in Derby, this session explores the changing lives both of men and women during WW1, and the impact of the war upon the nation. Using Museum artefacts and objects, Bert, a soldier, and Agatha, a nurse, bring their stories to life. Pupils will have the opportunity to handle original and replica objects.

Pupils will be introduced to alternative ways of experiencing art through activities which encourage active participation, such as ‘performing’ artworks as a human orchestra. The activities, in the renowned Joseph Wright gallery, are designed to enrich pupils’ interpretations of the works on display and recognise that an encounter with art is a multi-sensory experience.

OPTIONAL MAKE AND TAKE

OPTIONAL MAKE AND TAKE

Using postcards from our collection as inspiration, each pupil will have the opportunity to create their own postcard to take away. From the National curriculum Key stage 2: History See Victorian voyage above and, “Pupils should be taught about a significant turning point in British history, for example the first railways or the Battle of Britain”.

Each pupil will have the opportunity to try their hand at portraiture. From the National curriculum Key stage 2: Art and Design – “Pupils…should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design…(and)…all pupils (are taught)… “about great artists, architects and designers in history”.

CHILDREN AT WAR

REMARKABLE ROCKS AND FANTASTIC FOSSILS

MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

PICKFORD’S HOUSE

Your pupils will experience what it was like to shelter in the Pickford’s House cellar during a World War II air raid attack. Our costumed ARP Warden will train your pupils to deal with gas attacks and incendiary bombs. There will also be the chance to explore the causes and effects of rationing on people’s lives during WWII. After WWII, Britain would never be the same again! OPTIONAL MAKE AND TAKE Your pupils will have the opportunity to make a model of an Anderson Shelter to take away. Relevant to the National curriculum Key stage 2: History – see Victorian voyage and WW1: Bert and Agatha above.

MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

The session begins with costumed guide, Senilis the Roman Potter, meeting the children. He will share tales about his life as a soldier in the fort of Derventio using the objects on display at the Museum to illustrate his story. Derby is well-known for its large Roman cemetery and pupils will take part in recreating the elaborate customs of a Roman funeral.

A member of the 18th century Pickford family will welcome your pupils to the house, encouraging them to notice and discuss the similarities and differences between this house and their own. The group will have a guided tour around the house. On the upper floor, they will be tasked with matching dolls of master/ mistress and servants to their appropriate rooms through Q&A sessions and they will then use the House’s handling collection to investigate mystery household objects.

JOSEPH WRIGHT AND THE ORRERY MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

This fun and interactive schools session uses Joseph Wright’s famous painting, ‘A philosopher giving a lecture on the orrery’, as a starting point to examine how an orrery – a mechanical representation of the solar system – explains to us the relative positions of the planets around the sun, and of the moons around the planets. By creating a human orrery with the children

MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

Pupils work with museum specialists to explore and understand the three types of rock, working scientifically in examining appearance and physical properties, and discovering the differences in hardness and permeability of rocks. They will learn about the rock cycle and how fossils have been created. They will find and cast their own fossils. Fun and interactive! National curriculum Key stage 2: Science – Rocks.

CLASSIFICATION – THAT’S THE NAME OF THE GAME! MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

One of the great ongoing scientific challenges is the classification – and understanding – of living things. Two biologists and a zoologist have developed this session to help pupils apply some of the methods used to group and categorise animals, and look for the evidence of animal lifestyles and life cycles. National curriculum Key stage 2: Science – Living things and their habitats, and Evolution and inheritance.

Learn with Derby Museums Key Stage 1 and 2 2016/17  

Learn with Derby Museums Key Stage 1 and 2 2016/17

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