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SCHOOLS PROGRAMME

2016/2017

BRINGING YOUR CURRICULUM TO LIFE!

DESIGNED FOR THE NEW NATIONAL CURRICULUM


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Prices: Half day: £300 Full day: £500

• Delivered by qualified PE and Sport staff, DBS checked and fully trained. 15% • Inclusive fun for all ages discount for Schools engaging and abilities. in PE and School Sport Programme • Includes Agility Course. • Ideal for events and sports days.

Primary School Sport & PE The Link4Life School Sport and PE Programme Manager will arrange a personal meeting with your school to ensure an effective programme is in place which meets your needs. Link4Life will provide a PE and School Sport specialist qualified in a minimum of one Level 2 National Governing Body Sport and a Level 3 in Supporting PE and School Sport. The PE specialist in the first instance will deliver sport and physical activity during curricular and extra-curricular periods as agreed. All PE specialists are vetted through the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and are trained and experienced with regard to safeguarding and risk assessment procedures.

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Contact for further information To find out more about the range of programmes available to schools or to book a PE and Sport specialist please contact Jonathan Hayhurst: Tel: 01706 926231 | Mob: 07580 764460 | Email: jonathan.hayhurst@link4life.org


2016/2017

WELCOME

CONTENTS

SCHOOLS PROGRAMME CONTENTS LIST

Our Schools Programme has been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge; your assurance of excellence in the delivery of challenging, exciting and creative hands-on learning from the Arts & Heritage Service. In our packed programme - inspired by the borough’s impressive art, archives and museum collections - you will find a choice of high quality engaging cultural opportunities essential for your students’ personal development and the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum. Last year over 17,000 learners participated with our service to engage with their local cultural offer. Support your schools’ commitment to outstanding practise by working with Touchstones Rochdale and give your pupils the skills they need to contribute fully as active citizens. We very much look forward to working with you in the academic year ahead.

Karen Vine

Education Co-ordinator

“I’m proud to be from Rochdale!! Great value the children learned lots”. Year 2 teacher (Rochdale)

Our Schools Programme has been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

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Introducing the Arts & Heritage Service

5-9

KS1 & KS2 History

10-12

War & Remembrance

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Ani-Make History

14-15

Rochdale Pioneers Museum

16-18

Our Local History

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Modern Foreign Languages: French Fusion

20-21

Literacy: Storytelling, Poetry & Rhyme

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Wildlife & Rivers

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Puppet Science Adventures

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

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Self-Guided Visits

26-27

Artplus & Creative Computer Coding

28-29

Meet the Facilitators

30-31

Loans Boxes

32-33

Workshop Planner

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Exhibitions Programme

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How to Book

WHAT WE OFFER • School Workshops: our outstanding cross-curricular school workshops bring learning to life with original and replica artefacts, role play and strong pupil involvement.

• Self-guided Visits: a superb, cost effective way for your class to access culture for free! Start your planning by downloading our exhibitions brochure from www.link4life.org/touchstones.

• Outreach Workshops: bring the magic and wonder of Touchstones Rochdale to your school with our hands-on National Curriculum focused outreach workshops.

• Arts Award Supporter: Touchstones Rochdale offers a wide range of activities and resources that can contribute to a young person’s Arts Award. From workshops and curator talks to opportunities to see and review exhibitions and artefacts to inspire creative responses. Look out for the Arts Award Supporter logo throughout this programme.

• Loan Boxes: our very popular Loan Box Service is free to borrowers within the Rochdale Borough. Each box contains original and replica artefacts and is designed to support study topics including history, geography, art and local studies. They encourage learners to use all their senses and help pupils to develop the important skill of drawing conclusions based on an examination of evidence, together with an understanding of the limitations and reliability of evidence. Furthermore, they are ideal for generating group and class discussion.

• Teacher CPDs: our fun and informative CPDs are delivered by field experts and will give you lots of cross-curricular activities to take back to the classroom.

“If we want the next generation to understand the pivotal role that our cultural heritage has played in shaping the Britain we live in today… then we need to inspire a love of art, design, music, drama and culture from the very first day of young person’s education and keep it going throughout the rest of their life.” Department for Education, The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP (July 2015)

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INTRODUCING THE ARTS & HERITAGE SERVICE

INTRODUCING THE

ARTS & HERITAGE SERVICE

With captivating Art Galleries, an enthralling Museum, Local History Centre, Visitor Information Centre & Gift Shop, Touchstones Rochdale has something special for everyone. Why not pay a visit and relax with some stunning art and discover the fascinating and rich history of the borough.

Museum Our family friendly Museum is the place to find out all about Rochdale borough’s heritage from famous faces to the lives of ordinary people, there’s lots to see and do.

Outreach Displays See more of the borough’s Museum, Art Gallery and Local Studies collections in the display cases at Heywood Sports Village and Middleton Arena.

Art Gallery See a wide variety of exhibitions in the Art Gallery’s four gallery spaces including those from the local community in Gallery One, selections from the borough’s impressive art collection in Gallery Two and work by contemporary artists in Galleries Three and Four.

Schools Service If you are a school or educational group looking for exciting and engaging learning experiences, then why not visit Touchstones Rochdale. Our expert-led sessions support the new national curriculum and we have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge which is a nationally recognised indicator of high quality educational provision. Download our Schools Programme from our website or ring the Education Team on 01706 924931.

Arts and Heritage Resource Centre This is where we keep and care for our Museum, Art Gallery and Local Studies collections. The centre is fully accessible and tours can be organised for small groups to visit. You can also arrange to meet a curator and get help with identifying and researching objects. The Resource Centre is open Monday to Thursday 10am-5pm. Visits arranged by appointment only - ring 01706 641085.

Local History Centre Discover the past for yourself first hand. Whether you’re interested in local history, want to trace your family roots or just want to know a little more about the street you live on, we can help you find out more. Our collections include maps, photographs, ephemera, archives and local newspapers on microfilm. Free internet access including ancestry.com is also available. Just pop in and our friendly staff will help with your enquiries. Find out more at www.facebook.com/RochdaleLocalHistory

Visitor Information Centre Don’t just stop in Touchstones Rochdale, let the Visitor Information Centre provide you with details of places to visit including local, regional and national attractions. Information about events and accommodation is available. We can also arrange group tours of Touchstones Rochdale and other local heritage venues. Call 01706 924928 to discuss your requirements.

Venue Hire Touchstones Rochdale offers a unique venue for meetings and events. Our studio space and meeting room are available for hire. Ring 01706 924492 for more details.

Shop The place to get that unique card or gift. We stock a range of souvenirs, postcards, local crafts, jewellery, books and pocket money gifts for children.

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KEEP IN

“Not only does cultural education build the cultural literacy of our pupils, it also has the ability to build positive character traits amongst pupils such as confidence, perseverance, and the ability to co-operate with one’s peers.” Department for Education, The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP (Oct 2015)

Make sure you receive an up-to-date copy of our exhibitions and events programme and invitations to our launch events. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST BY RINGING 01706 924492.


Granny Su’s historical adventures make learning about the past fun for younger children. During these cross-curricular sessions your students will develop an awareness of the past; identify similarities and differences between the ways of life in different periods whilst improving their thinking and enquiry skills.

KS1 & KS2 HISTORY

GRANNY SU’S HISTORICAL ADVENTURES Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm

Fossils & Bones

KS1

KS2

Do you know what a fossil really is? Do you know how they form and what they tell us about the past? This exciting session is designed to reveal the amazing world beneath our feet and to stimulate children’s interest in pre-historic life and biology through the study of rock layers and fossils. Children will handle real fossils and discover what the plant and animal remains reveal about history, biology and food. By looking closely at the evidence, children will explore the function of skeletons and will compare the foods available for dinosaurs with the present day foods necessary for the healthy growth of humans!

Washday Now & Then

EYFS

KS1

KS2

Join Granny Su to discover how household activities have changed over the last 100 years. During this workshop pupils will learn about washing clothes in Victorian Britain. Dressed in authentic period costume, your students will learn how to do the washing using a dolly tub, rubbing board and carbolic soap. Enjoy the rigours of Victorian life - all good clean fun!

“Children enjoyed the practical element of the workshop and enjoyed physically seeing the washing process. Children were engaged and interested throughout.” Year 1 teacher (Rochdale)

Toys Past & Present

EYFS

KS1

This lively and fun-packed activity session explores changes within living memory by examining toys and games from the past and present. Everyone will have the opportunity to dress up in period costume as well as play with and discuss the difference between toys, how they work, and the materials from which they are made. Each child will make a simple toy to take back to school.

“I thought it was excellent and Su Hudson (facilitator) was really very good at explaining everything, and had a lovely manner with the children. The children loved playing with and making their own toy to take home. Dressing up added another dimension. They had huge smiles - enough said!” Year 2 teacher (Rochdale)

Celebrations: Traditional Victorian Christmas

EYFS

KS1

KS2

Dates: Available November and December 2016 Queen Victoria and Prince Albert popularised the traditions we associate with Christmas today – the tree, the Christmas cards, the presents and even the Christmas pudding. They made Christmas a festival for the whole family and any gathering was a good excuse to play games together. In this workshop your class will learn traditional parlour games and also play with toys and board games from the period. Each child will dress as a Victorian, sit around our beautifully decorated hearth and tree and make a Christmas card and scented pomander to take away.

“The children have loved the workshop today. They have learnt lots about Victorian Christmas. The children loved all the interactive parts of the workshop. The lady that has run the workshop was fantastic at keeping all the children engaged.” Reception teacher (Pennines)

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KS1 & KS2 HISTORY

Bring the magic of Touchstones to your classroom!

Stone Age Cave Painting & Pottery Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm

OUTREACH: Stone Age Art

KS2

It is 12000BC and Britain is beginning to warm after the Ice Age. We will visit the replica cave and discuss what life would have been like for the Neolithic hunter-gathers. Find out how Stone Age artists used the colours of the soils, minerals and other natural materials to produce pictures of the animals and shapes that were important to them striking images that still survive today to give us a tantalising glimpse into the lives of pre-historic Britain. Finally, each child will use pre-historic techniques to make their own pot like the ones used by early farmers to store food.

“We are currently studying the Stone Age, and this supports and gives hands-on experience that I cannot provide in school. All elements were great. They were very enthusiastic, and interested in the whole workshop. Thank you; this was an excellent workshop and a must when studying the Stone Age.” Year 3 teacher (Pennines)

KS2

Cost: £150 for a single 2hr morning or afternoon session. (£250 for two 2hr sessions or £300 for three 90mins sessions when all are booked for the same day). Dates: Available throughout the year. Please call to arrange a suitable date. What items would have been ‘essential’ to Stone Age man? What would your 21st century class not want to live without? Explore the materials and techniques available to the Stone Age people and discover how they survived and recorded their way of life through their paintings. Your class will learn new painting techniques making use of the Stone Age colour palette to create their own ‘cave painting’.

“The workshop was fantastic. The children really enjoyed it and had some light bulb moments. Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity.” Year 3 teacher (Rochdale)

Life in the Bronze & Iron Age

KS2

Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm How did living in Britain change from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age? How do we know? Our brand new workshop is a great way to engage children with prehistory and includes practical art activities too. This workshop is most suitable for pupils who have previously studied the hunter-gatherer societies in the Stone Age. We move forward in time and compare life in the Bronze Age with the farming communities of the Celtic Iron Age focusing on changes in technology, culture and society which the pupils will investigate through problem-solving, object handling and creative art. Activities include; making a Bronze Age wattle and daub panel and an Iron Age weaving card.

Inspired by the Mayan Civilisation

KS2

Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm Contrast your study of British history with this fascinating cross-curricular workshop exploring Mayan civilisation c. AD 900. Take a trip deep into the rainforests of Central America to explore the ruins and from there embark on a journey that will help your children uncover the life, society and civilisation of the ancient Mayans. Discover more about the Maya’s artistic work as well as their cultural and religious beliefs.

“It covered cultures from non-European civilisations. The children were involved in all activities.” Year 4 teacher (Rochdale)

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KS2

OUTREACH: Annie the KS2 Archaeologist Discovers ‘Treasures of Ancient Egypt’

Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm

Cost: £150 for a single 2hr morning or afternoon session (£250 for two 2hr sessions or £300 for three 90mins sessions when all are booked for the same day).

Explore the achievements of one of the earliest civilisations: Ancient Egypt with our costumed facilitator and learn how and why the Egyptians practiced mummification.

Dates: Available throughout the year. Please call to arrange a suitable date.

KS1 & KS2 HISTORY

Ancient Egypt: Me & My Mummy!

The Museum’s Egyptology collection has inspired this truly interactive and memorable experience. The session includes; performance, role-play, music, authentic smells, object handling, movement and dance.

Examine accurate replica artefacts, like the infamous ‘brain hook’, natron salt and a set of canopic jars. Learn how amulets protected the body from evil spirits and watch in awe as we ‘mummify’ three daring pupils before making a mini mummy to take away. This is an absolutely brilliant workshop bringing Ancient Egypt topics to life.

Pupils meet costumed facilitator Annie or Arnold, hot from a recent overseas tour of 1920s Egypt with the great archaeologist Sir William Flinders Petrie. Children will learn about the treasures unearthed and act out a fascinating Egyptian myth to discover more about life in the past.

“The children had a fantastic morning. They want to use the dance in our class assembly next week!”

“Children were enthusiastic and very keen, and eager to learn. They listened well and really enjoyed the humour.”

Year 4 teacher (Oldham)

Year 5 teacher (Middleton)

Ancient Greek Life

KS2

Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm Dress in authentic costume and discover what life was like in Ancient Greece. Learn about the achievements of Ancient Greek civilisation including: democracy, architecture and theatre. Act out an ancient myth and take part in a live debate around the price of figs and the sentencing of a prolific criminal who just happens to be an unsuspecting volunteer from your class! This is a fantastic interactive session and the costumed facilitator really helps to bring to life ancient history through lots of role-play.

“Agatha (workshop leader’s character) is a real talent. Children thoroughly enjoyed due to her comedy and acting skills!” Year 3 teacher (Todmorden)

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OUTREACH: Ancient Greek Games!

KS1

KS2

Cost: £150 for a single 2hr morning or afternoon session (£250 for two 2hr sessions or £300 for three 90mins sessions when all are booked for the same day). Dates: Available throughout the year. Please call to arrange a suitable date. Improve your students’ fitness through this lively interactive workshop with our costumed facilitator who will put pupils through their physical paces to learn more about Ancient Greek life and its influence on the western world. Travel back to 500 B.C. to take part in the original Olympics of Ancient Greece! This inspirational active workshop links history curriculum themes with the energy of a P.E. lesson and excitement about the Rio 2016 Olympics!

“Met objectives and was a fun, enjoyable session.” Year 3 teacher (Rochdale)

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KS1 & KS2 HISTORY

Roman Invasion

KS2

Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm Explore the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain while children dress in Roman costume and follow the strict instructions of Emperor Hadrian! Learn how to march like a real Roman soldier and find out why marching was so important. See how the North West changed following the invasion of Britannia in 43AD and how local Celts fared. Hear about typical Roman food, the warm and relaxing bathhouse and the bizarre Roman toilet habits (watch out for the toilet sponge)!

“Thank you for a fantastic afternoon filled with historical facts and fun. The presenter was very knowledgeable and could answer lots of questions.” Year 4 teacher (Rochdale)

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OUTREACH: Discover the Romans in School!

KS2

Cost: £150 for a single 2hr morning or afternoon session (£250 for two 2hr sessions or £300 for three 90 mins sessions when all are booked for the same day). Dates: Available throughout the year. Please call to arrange a suitable date. Watch out, Hadrian is coming! Join our costumed facilitator as he/she explores life in Roman England, all from the comfort of your classroom. Pupils will learn how the Romans conquered England, help Hadrian build his defensive wall and find out what it took to be a soldier in the Roman army.

“The workshop effectively addressed the impact and significance of the Roman invasion of Britain.” Year 3 & 4 teacher (Rochdale)

Anglo Saxon Attack!

KS2

Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm Join our Anglo Saxon invader who will explain where the Saxons came from and why they settled in England. Dressed in authentic costume children will be divided into four kingdoms and compete in a traditional Anglo Saxon sport. Find out about the importance of storytelling in Anglo Saxon culture and help act out the grizzly legend of Beowulf the Brave. Discover the gory depths of Anglo Saxon crime and punishment laws, investigate who stole the Saxon cows and debate what punishment they should receive.

“Really liked acting in Beowulf!” Year 5 pupil (Manchester)

Bring the magic of Touchstones to your classroom!

OUTREACH: Discover Anglo Saxons at School!

KS2

Cost: £150 for a single 2hr morning or afternoon session (£250 for two 2hr sessions or £300 for three 90 mins sessions when all are booked for the same day). Dates: Available throughout the year. Please call to arrange a suitable date. Your class will be captivated by our costumed facilitator who will delve into history to bring Anglo Saxon history to life. Your pupils will become kings for the day, take part in traditional Saxon games and play their part in the gruesome tale of Godwin’s downfall by helping to tell the story of Beowulf. Pupils will explore Saxon crime and punishment; but who will have to pay the price for crimes committed in the classroom? Find out in our ‘brutal’ crime and punishment game!

“Awesome! Fun activities. Really good - activities that the Anglo Saxons did.” Year 4 teacher (Heywood)

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Viking Adventure!

Bring the magic of Touchstones to your classroom!

KS2

Travel back through the centuries to the time of the Viking raids and invasions! Working with our costumed facilitator pupils will dress up in Viking costume and ‘set sail’ from Norway to England in search of new lands. Discover why they faced resistance from Alfred the Great, how they lived, what they believed in as well as why and how they travelled. A lively energetic session exploring life as an invading Viking without the sea sickness!

“ALL children very excited by the Viking workshop, ‘She’s like a real Viking!’ Full participation from all children and all very engaged by drama activities. THANK YOU! This was brilliantly perfect launch for our topic.”

OUTREACH: Annie the Archaeologist Discovers the Vikings! KS2 Cost: £150 for a single 2hr morning or afternoon session (£250 for two 2hr sessions or £300 for three 90mins sessions when all are booked for the same day). Dates: Available throughout the year. Please call to arrange a suitable date. Join Annie the archaeologist as she shares with your class tales from her latest time travelling adventure. Annie will tell of daring deeds and recount ghastly tales of life when the Vikings invaded Britain. Our costumed facilitator will transform your classroom into a den of discovery, using role-play, games, artefacts, smells and sounds to bring to life this fascinating topic.

KS1 & KS2 HISTORY

Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm

“The involvement of the children kept them engaged throughout the session. The children really enjoyed the session, it was fun and exciting! Fantastic workshop - will be recommending. Thank you!” Year 5 teacher (Oldham)

Year 3 teacher (Rochdale)

Victorian Schoolroom

Upper KS2

Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm Be prepared for some strict discipline! Dressed in authentic waistcoats and pinafores from the period your class will experience the rules and regulation as set by the costumed facilitator to explore a typical school day from the late 1880s. Pupils will follow a timetable based on the 3Rs under the watchful eye of Mr or Miss Grimm, the schoolteacher. This is a realistic theatrical performance based on lessons from the period and designed to help your children understand what life was really like for a child in Victorian England.

“Very relevant. Love this workshop!” Year 5 teacher (Rochdale)

Bring the magic of Touchstones to your classroom!

OUTREACH: Victorian School Days

Upper KS2

Cost: £150 for a single 2hr morning or afternoon session (£250 for two 2hr sessions or £300 for three 90mins sessions when all are booked for the same day). Dates: Available throughout the year. Please call to arrange a suitable date. “Shoulders back, back straight, eyes up, lips shut!” It’s time to be transported back in time to the Victorian classroom. Strict Victorian school master or mistress Mr or Miss Grimm will deliver an authentic lesson from the era designed to give your children a flavour of life as a school pupil over 140 years ago. Our outreach workshop includes lessons on the 3Rs plus a drill session to transform your pupils from slouching school children to model citizens of the Victorian British Empire!

“It was brilliant - wouldn’t change anything.” Year 6 teacher (Pennines)

Victorian School Sports Day Why not extend your Victorian School Days session by booking a Victorian School Sports Day session. This fun interactive session includes sports, games and competitions from the era i.e. sack race, egg and spoon and three-legged sprint. The combined package of two workshops costs £250 when booked for the same day.

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WAR & REMEMBRANCE

WAR & REMEMBRANCE The two World Wars were significant turning points in British history. Nations, communities and individuals of all ages across the world continue to come together to mark, commemorate and remember the lives of those who lived, fought and died. Touchstones Rochdale themed workshops and resources can help you plan your own wartime commemorations.

WWI: Life in the First World War

KS2

Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm The First World War was a significant turning point in British history. During this interactive workshop your pupils will use role-play to act out the lives of the Lords, an ordinary family who live in Rochdale, from 1914 to 1918. Pupils will learn about: the causes of the First World War; how the Government used propaganda posters to encourage men to enlist; what life was like as a Tommy in the trenches at the front; about the Home Front including the changing role of women; the role animals played in the war and why we commemorate the 11th of November.

“Links in with topic work being carried out in school. Children responded very well - good interactive session.” Year 6 teacher (Rochdale)

WWI: Notes to Keep the Home Fires Burning

KS2

Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm A cross-curricular workshop for KS2 focusing on the effects of WWI on the lives of two people from Rochdale. Travel back in time to the First World War and discover the inspirational true story of a local couple from the borough. A time without emails, Facebook and mobile phones - how would you keep the heart of a loved one burning? Meet local lad Jim Pate, it is the day before his wedding day and he just cannot decide whether or not to marry his wartime sweetheart Gladys Challinor. Jim and Gladys wrote letters, poems and postcards throughout Jim’s time serving his country as a Lance Corporal in the army. Help Jim through his trials and tribulations to explore the past, commemorate his companions and ultimately decide whether or not to say, “I do!”

“Very relevant – our topic is Britain At War.” Year 6 teacher (Middleton)

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OUTREACH: WWI Gallipoli Experience Day The First World War was a global event which changed the world we live in today. The national call to arms roused local communities up and down the country affecting every corner of Britain. Our WWI Gallipoli Experience Day looks at Rochdale’s experience both on the home front and on the battlefield in Gallipoli, Turkey, where many local men lost their lives. The two complementary workshops allow an in-depth examination of a world event on local history giving your children a chance to understand why ‘we will remember them’.

WAR & REMEMBRANCE

Bring the magic of Touchstones to your classroom!

Cost: Full day comprises of two workshops running simultaneously swapped over after lunch. In addition, the following options are also available: • 1 full day (containing ‘Workshop 1’ and ‘Workshop 2’ for 1 class) = £250 (2 workshops in total) • 1 full day for 2 classes experiencing both workshops each = £450 (4 workshops in total) • 1 workshop for 1 class (available either morning or afternoon) = £150

Workshop 1: There’s a Soldier in My Kitchen!

KS2

It’s 1914 and Britain is on the brink of war and Rochdale must play its part. Join our costumed facilitator and explore how the home front supported the war effort. Who will house the new recruits as they train before going to join the front line? How will you keep troops entertained before they leave to ‘fight the good fight’? Take part in our fully interactive session and learn all about a soldier’s life as they prepared for war.

“I really liked the range of teaching styles, linked with a good sense of humour. You managed to keep the children focused for one and a half hours. One child said it has been one of the best days of learning he has had. Thank you for a fab day.” Year 5 teacher (Rochdale)

Workshop 2: Extra! KS2 Extra! Read all about it! War Declared! The First World War has started and you need to do your bit for your King, your country and your town... Rochdale! This participatory workshop follows in the footsteps of local men from the terraced streets to the battlefield. Who will step in line and volunteer to do their bit overseas? How will you feel to leave behind your friends and family? Join our costumed facilitator and prepare to travel back in time, ‘pack up your troubles’ and brave life at the front.

“It linked well with our historical topic and with Remembrance Day next week. Mixture of teaching methods to help engage the children and help them think. Drama, songs, talking, pictures & hands-on.” Year 5 teacher (Rochdale)

Loan Box Service

WWI & WWII: Self-Guided Remembrance Trail

Don’t forget you can also book a loan box to help bring your history topic to life in your classroom. The WWI & WWII boxes contain real and replica artefacts which are free to borrowers within the Rochdale Borough.

Discover Rochdale’s contribution to World War One and World War Two by exploring the wartime displays in the Museum at Touchstones Rochdale. To support your visit we have created a Remembrance themed Museum trail. Why not extend your day by including a visit to the nearby Memorial Gardens to see the War Memorial opposite the Rochdale Town Hall? There is no cost for a self-guided visit and entrance to our building is also free. Please give our team a ring to find out more.

See pages 30-31 for further details.

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WAR & REMEMBRANCE

WWII: Oh, What a Lovely War!

KS2

Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm What was life like on the Home Front during World War Two? What did Mother do during the day while Father was away? What were children expected to do towards the war effort? Your students will follow the story of Rochdale’s Schofield family from happier times in pre-1939 Britain to the drastic changes which affected them all in wartime. This is a lively hands-on session with lots of role-play and interaction which make it a fantastic introduction to WWII and Remembrance Day topics. Our costumed facilitator will take on several roles throughout the performance to give your class a flavour of what life was really like during WWII.

“They were engaged and clearly enjoyed the range of activities. A brilliant workshop again. Thank you.” Year 4 teacher (Pennines)

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OUTREACH: WWII Boot Camp!

KS2

Cost: £150 for a single 2hr morning or afternoon session (£250 for two sessions or £300 for three sessions when all are booked for the same day). Dates: Available throughout the year. Please call to arrange a suitable date. Attention! It’s time to tie your laces and grab your kit bag to take part in our Second World War Boot Camp session. Our costumed facilitator will deliver an authentic P.T. exercise programme from the era. Designed to test the fitness of the fighters in World War Two, this workshop is guaranteed to get pupils’ pulses racing as well as mentally fit for the challenges ahead. Look sharp! Does your class have the strength of character to endure the WWII ‘function fitness test’?

“Good activities give idea of what life was like. Liked character aspect; facilitator being in and out of character.” Year 6 teacher (Manchester)

WWII: A Wartime Christmas

KS2

Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: November and December 2014 Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm Children will learn how rationing affected Christmas celebrations during the Second World War; from the food that people ate, the ways that they cooked it, to the presents that they gave to their loved ones. The class will be split into two teams which will compete against each other to decorate a ‘bomb shelter’ using a traditional ‘goose-feather Christmas tree’, homemade paper chains created by the children and other festive trimmings. We will then put the decorated shelters to use as the air raid siren warns us of an impending attack. Each child will also wear a replica gas mask and will learn about the effects of air raids on the people of wartime Britain.

“The children loved making and playing with toys and decorating air raid shelters.” Year 6 teacher (Oldham)

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Bring history topics to life in the classroom through stop-motion animation! Cost: £300 is for a full-day workshop Dates: Available throughout the year. Please call to arrange a suitable date.

ANI-MAKE HISTORY

ANI-MAKE HISTORY Stop-motion animation is the process of joining together a series of still images into one continuous film. Through this one-day workshop your pupils will learn how to use basic equipment to storyboard their films, animate drawings and even record sound effects! Choose any significant historic event or well-known figure as your inspiration and then decide with the facilitator which key feature to animate. Working in small teams each group will produce a different aspect of the narrative which when viewed together will tell the complete sequence of events. Behind-the-scenes editing will bring clips together in one DVD animation. Films can then be uploaded to You Tube to enable you to share your work with other classes, parents and the wider community.

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“The children all enjoyed the workshop and learnt lots about history and animation. They enjoyed experiencing how to animate and learning the steps to making a short film.” Year 2 teacher (Rochdale)

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ROCHDALE PIONEERS MUSEUM

ROCHDALE PIONEERS MUSEUM The Rochdale Pioneers Museum is housed in the actual building, where on 21 December 1844, the Rochdale Pioneers opened their store selling honest food at fair weights and measures. Travel back in time to 1844, visit the original store, find out about co-operative values and principles and discover how the co-operative movement started and now involves over a billion co-operators around the world. Bring your class and enjoy a facilitator-led workshop or alternatively come for a self-guided visit. Why not extend your day and add an additional workshop or combine with a visit to Touchstones Rochdale?

Young Pioneers

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Cost: £2.50 per child (30 children minimum, 35 children maximum) | Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (10am-11.30am or 1pm-2.30pm) Pupils will learn through story and role play how the Rochdale Pioneers set up their store in 1844. They will discover how their actions changed the lives of local people and those around the world. Pupils will explore how to co-operate with each other by participating in our range of co-operative inspired games and activities whilst dressed up as Victorians. Links to KS1 curriculum: significant historical events, people and places in the local area.

“Children were very engaged and enjoyed all the activities.” Year 1 teacher

Pioneer Experience

KS2

Cost: £2.50 per child (30 children minimum, 35 children maximum) | Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (10am-11.30am or 1pm-2.30pm) Pupils will find out what life was like during 1844 in Rochdale and then discover how the Rochdale Pioneers changed the lives of local people. Pupils will learn about co-operation and how they can co-operate with each other by working together in teams to complete a museum trail and participate in co-operative games. Links to KS2 curriculum: a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality.

“One of the best trips I have taken children on and will be recommending to other Bury schools.” Year 6 teacher “It was good that the children had so many hands-on activities during their time in the museum enabling them to understand what co-operation means.” Year 3 teacher

Co-op Christmas

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Cost: £2.50 per child (30 children minimum, 35 children maximum) | Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (10am-11.30am or 1pm-2.30pm) The Rochdale Pioneers opened their store just before Christmas 1844. Pupils will learn about traditions, visit the original store and hear the story of the opening night. They will explore what Christmas was like in 1844 and find out how many of today’s Christmas traditions, like sending cards and pulling crackers, were developed in the 1840s. Working co-operatively, pupils will make a Christmas paperchain to take back to school. Links to KS1 curriculum: significant historical events, people and places in the local area (with a Christmas twist!) Links to KS2 curriculum: a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality (with a Christmas twist!)

“A super engaging, interactive session which the children thoroughly enjoyed.” Year 4 & 5 teacher “Really very organised, interesting and interactive session – Thank you!” Year 4 teacher

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Cost: Depends upon your requirements Duration: Tailored to your group If you would like a longer visit to the Museum or would like to cover a topic not listed here, we are able to offer tailored visits in partnership with the Co-operative College. Specialists from the Co-operative College can deliver a wide range of workshops on a variety of topics from co-operative values and principles to Fairtrade. For information about the Co-operative College visit www.co-op.ac.uk

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Tailored Visits (various co-operative topics)

Learning Resources The first time a school books on one of the workshops, they will receive a FREE Meet the Pioneers pack worth £30. Also introducing The Toad Lane Time Travellers story book which is an ideal learning resource for KS1. This can be purchased for £5.95 in our museum shop and also online (plus postage costs). For more information visit: www.rochdale pioneersmuseum.coop/product/meet-the-pioneers-pack

Primary and Secondary Self-Guided

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Cost: Entrance to the Museum building is free and there is no charge for self-guided visits. Donations are welcomed. | Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes Self-guided visits enable you to visit the original Pioneers’ store using materials you design and facilitate yourself. A museum trail is available upon request that you can print in advance of your visit. If you would like to use the Learning Loft education space during your visit it can be hired for an hourly rate. You must book self-guided visits in advance. Resources and information at www.rochdalepioneersmuseum.coop/schools

HOW TO BOOK For information regarding workshops and resources on these two pages please contact: Rochdale Pioneers Museum, 31 Toad Lane, Rochdale, OL12 0NU Tel: 01706 524920 Email: museum@co-op.ac.uk

www.rochdalepioneersmuseum.coop

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OUR LOCAL HISTORY

OUR LOCAL HISTORY Local History Centre Workshops How do historians find things out? Learn from the Local History Centre experts and become detectives for the day. Each workshop has been specially designed to transport children back in time, putting local history into a context of wider historical significance. N.B. The following Local History Centre workshops are available Tues-Thurs only. Cost: £65 (unless otherwise stated) Duration: 1hr 30mins (unless otherwise stated) Dates: Workshop available throughout the year Times: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm

1. How the Other Half Lives

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Using a variety of original sources including; photographs, census, maps, and trade directories, find out what life was like for people living in a mill town. The session explores housing conditions, occupations, transport and shopping in Rochdale at the turn of the twentieth century.

2. Watergrove – The Ghost Village

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Step back in time and discover the lost and forgotten village of Watergrove. Using a variety of historical sources learn what lay beneath the cold depths of Watergrove reservoir. Use census information, photographs, maps and trade directories to bring the village back to life.

3. Significant People of Rochdale

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Book a session and find out about some of the people who have had an impact on the town or even the world! These include; • John Bright a local mill owner, campaigner and reformer. • Gracie Fields, a worldwide celebrated singer and performer. • Tim Bobbin, a celebrated dialect writer and artist. • Hamlet Nicholson, inventor of the compound cricket ball. • John Milne, a celebrated seismologist (inventor of a machine to measure earthquakes!) • Nell Racker, a local wise woman, herbalist and midwife. Explore their lives and find out how they put Rochdale on the map!

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Our popular guided walk-and-talk takes your class on a magical history tour to uncover how several aspects of national history are reflected in Rochdale’s town centre. Did you know that Rochdale’s recorded history began in 1086 with an entry in William the Conqueror’s Domesday Book or that St Chad’s Church is built on Anglo-Saxon foundations or that there is a rare example of a medieval bridge in the town centre? This tour includes the chance to see and put into context significant historic buildings found close to the location of the river including the magnificent Town Hall built by our 19th century forebears. Children will also discover through tangible evidence aspects of national history reflected in our local townscape. This 90 minute session also includes a visit to the relevant Museum displays at Touchstones Rochdale to help support and strengthen your children’s learning. The qualified Blue Badge Guide Anne Thomas will impart her enthusiasm and knowledge to leave you truly inspired and proud of our local heritage.

OUR LOCAL HISTORY

The History of Rochdale in 90 Minutes! (Guided Tour)

“The tour guide was excellent - her knowledge was second to none!” Year 5 teacher (Rochdale) “Very relevant to the topic of Local History. The children responded well to the tour and found the information useful.” Year 5 teacher (Rochdale)

Our Gracie

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Gracie Fields is one of Rochdale’s most celebrated actresses and entertainers but what made Gracie and her music so special? Your pupils will explore Gracie’s life from humble beginnings living above a chip shop and working in Rochdale’s mills to life as a film star and famed Dame who entertained troops during WWII. Pupils will also learn about Thomas Edison’s phonograph, a device he invented to record and reproduce sound. A 1930s record player will be used in this session to compare with today’s technology. Pupils will take part in song, dance and a little drama to understand the life of ‘Our Gracie’.

“We’re doing the history of Rochdale so finding out about a famous person from Rochdale in the past was very useful.” Year 6 teacher (Rochdale)

Fairtrade Fun-tastic! Victorian Rochdale Co-op Workshop

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Travel back to 1844 and spend a morning or afternoon actively engaged in learning about a local story that changed the world. Children will take part in a lively role-play session with our facilitator dressed in an authentic costume from the Victorian Era. Children will learn to weigh dry foodstuffs on old fashioned scales and wrap goods the traditional way using strong brown paper.

“The children enjoyed the activity with the cone and oats. They found the mill worker start to the session exciting.” Year 5 teacher (Rochdale) Why not extend your Co-op themed day by booking a workshop with the team at the Rochdale Pioneers Museum. See page 14 & 15 for further details.

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This workshop has at its heart the message about the power of co-operation to effect positive change which is a story that has its roots firmly in Rochdale! What is fair? Who controls trade? What is the story of the cocoa bean? Working with fresh fruit and chocolate your children will put into practice newly acquired business skills to create their own fair-trade teams and take part in dynamic activities guaranteed to create lively debate on fairness and co-operation.

“I enjoyed trading in the Happy Families game.” “It was good to learn about Fairtrade and what it is.” Year 6 children (Rochdale)

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OUR LOCAL HISTORY

The Enchanted Woods of Rochdale The Enchanted Woods of Rochdale

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Cost: £65 (1hr 30 mins) Time: 10am-11.30am & 1pm-2.30pm Location: Touchstones Rochdale and Broadfield Park The delightfully eccentric Professor Jigget is coming to Rochdale – telling fantastical tales of amazement and wonder. Feel your hair stand on end as you hear the ancient tale of the ‘Rochdale’s Goblins’. Hunt for fairies, gnomes, and goblins in Broadfield Park and experience the wonders of the natural world as you learn about woodland ecology and tree identification. Your time with the Professor will culminate with the creation of your very own ‘Goblin Gallery’. Use the ecological knowledge learnt on the day to discuss and draw new goblins using natural materials and, of course, lots of imagination. This workshop combines local heritage, natural sciences, and creative thinking to produce a unique and unmissable experience for children (and their teachers!)

“The children were awestruck with the story! We all loved the outdoor exploration too! This really gripped their imaginations!” Year 3 teacher (Rochdale) “Excellent value for money. All children were really engaged and engrossed. THANK YOU!” Year 3 teacher (Rochdale) “Excellent opportunity to promote imagination through dramatic delivery. Very engaged. We will produce some writing as a result of this. Keep up the good work!” Year 4 teacher (Rochdale)

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FRENCH FUSION Innovative workshops where pupils develop and practise their French language skills whilst discovering more about Rochdale’s local history. Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Date: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm to 2.30pm

Découvrez les grands personnages de Rochdale!

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(workshops can be adapted to fit KS1)

Qui est ‘Our Gracie’? Qui est Thomas Livsey? In this interactive workshop pupils will develop their descriptive vocabulary and practise simple structures to discover more about Gracie Fields and other significant local people from the borough. The workshop is available in two levels to meet the language needs of your pupils; • Level 1 focuses on: use of adjectives (colours and size) and nouns (clothing and parts of the body) with passive recognition of common verbs. • Level 2 focuses on: the above plus active use of a wider range of common verbs in the present tense.

Faire des courses en 1844!

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MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES: FRENCH FUSION

TOUCHSTONES ROCHDALE BRINGS YOU…

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(workshops can be adapted to fit KS1)

Alors, ça fait combien? This hands-on workshop brings together French, history and also some numeracy skills! Pupils will have the opportunity to discover what it was like to shop in 1844 and how it differs from today – and all in French! The workshop is available in two levels to meet the language needs of your pupils; • Level 1 focuses on: use of numbers (prices and dates) and nouns (items of shopping and units of measurement) with passive recognition of common verbs. • Level 2 focuses on: the above plus active use of a wider range of common verbs in the present tense and question forms.

Comment on vivait?

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Au travail les jeunes! Pupils take on a new identity and go back in time to find out what life was really like for young people in the 1800s. In this interactive workshop, pupils will practise use of the imperfect tense to describe how young people used to live as well as being introduced to comparatives to describe how life differs today.

A Taste of France! For an extra £20, you and your pupils can enjoy a drink and a French croissant in ‘Café de Touchstones’ after your workshop.

Pour les professeurs! We can offer CPD sessions to primary school staff who want to develop their own language skills to feel more confident delivering French lessons within their school. The sessions include a range of activities and language learning strategies that you can take back into the classroom and adapt to meet the needs of your own pupils. For more information about this session please ring 01706 924931.

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LITERACY

STORYTELLING Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of oral communication and plays a very important role in education, particularly for younger children. Through the following workshops, led by expert Su Hudson, your class will learn about storytelling as a way of organising information, conveying emotions, and building a sense of community. Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm

“Improving standards of literacy must be a priority for all our schools, as it is instrumental in helping children in every subject.” Michael Cladingbowl, Ofsted’s Director, Schools

Story Time & Craft Session for Nursery Classes

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Your nursery class will enjoy taking part in lively movement, rhyme, acting and crafting activities inspired by much loved traditional and modern stories. Choose to explore one story from the following list: • The Gingerbread Man

• The Three Little Pigs

• The Gruffalo

• The Rainbow Fish

Please note: To cater for the needs of nursery classes this session includes a 15 minute comfort break in which your children can consume a snack or drink, which you have provided, and/or visit to the toilet. Teaching staff and adult helpers take part in the storytelling/acting so the more you bring along the merrier. “The children enjoyed the workshop. It has been great!” Nursery teacher (Rochdale)

Once Upon A Time

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Enter the magical world of storytelling and dressing up. During this workshop we will bring two familiar stories to life with a series of improvised drama activities including lively word games and singing to develop active listening skills. Create memorable interactive learning experiences that inspire children to think creatively, work co-operatively and make connections. Teachers and children will become familiar with drama techniques that are versatile and easy to apply back in the classroom. Select two stories from the following list & state your choice at the time of booking; • Goldilocks & the Three Bears

• The Three Billy Goats Gruff

• Little Red Riding Hood

• The Three Little Pigs

• The Gingerbread Man

• Where the Wild Things Are

• The Gruffalo

Elmer at the Art Gallery

“The children enjoyed retelling and singing the story.” Year 1 teacher (Rochdale)

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Inspired by the classic nursery book favourite Elmer by David McKee, as well as the amazing art work on display, the children learn that it is okay to be different from everyone else. Through storytelling, mask making and a colourful treasure hunt in the Art Gallery, the children will explore how they see themselves and the people and things round them. “A lot of effort has been put into making it enjoyable.” Reception teacher (Rochdale)

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The following three literacy focused workshops are expert-led by Ray Stearn from Can O’ Worms and have been designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to enthuse and motivate your students about the joy of reading.

LITERACY

POETRY & RHYME Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Date: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm to 2.30pm

The Hidden Habitats of the River Roch

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Through poetry, stories and rhymes Can O’ Worms storytelling will reveal the hidden habitats of the River Roch. In the last 100 years the local river has transformed from little more than an open sewer to a wonderful wildlife haven attracting many different species. Pupils will discover the secrets of the bird life that call the river, in the centre of our town, their home. Along the way, the words discovered and used by the children will be crafted into a memorable poem as durable as the river itself. This workshop will encourage children to imagine what the centre of the town looked like long before the shops, roads and pavements were built providing children with a unique insight into Rochdale in the past.

Wonderful Wildlife

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Did you know that peregrine falcons nest right next to Touchstones? Using Rochdale’s wildlife as the starting point your class will explore the whole world of wildlife from worms to whales in stories and poems with Can O’ Worms facilitator, Children’s Librarian Ray Stearn. From these stories children will create a poem to mark the day which they will present to the group. (N.B. The featured workshop has an animal focus but can be tailored to suit your own theme with enough notice given.)

Where Imagination Begins

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Developed by Can O Worms (from an original idea by Just Poets)

In this popular session help Can O’ Worms explore and discover where imagination begins. Together you will try to beat the world record time for writing a poem about your journey to imagination and back. This session includes; jokes, puns, lost letters, ‘Chinese Whispers’, and lots of fun. This session is a great introduction to poetry which encourages children to use their imaginations.

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WILDLIFE & RIVERS

WILDLIFE & RIVERS Drawing on their experience and local knowledge NatureEd facilitators showcase innovative ways of using the great outdoors to complement classroom-based learning, helping young people to answer scientific questions about the world around them (The National Curriculum, July 2013) and to become the eco-champions of the future.

“The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.” Sir David Attenborough

WILDLIFE Animal Adaptations

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Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshop available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm Prickly as a hedgehog? Quiet as a mouse? Cunning as a fox? With a focus on nocturnal animals, your pupils will soon discover the amazing adaptive powers and survival tactics of a variety of animals. Pupils will take part in a series of challenges, testing their own sensory skills and finding out more about the survival adaptations of different animals before putting this knowledge into action. Pupils will create their own animal thinking about where it lives, what it eats, who eats it, how it protects itself – illustrating why it has evolved to be so well adapted to its environment.

RIVERS Rivers & History Revealing the Roch An interactive guided walk, using significant events, people and places to spark the children’s curiosity in the history of the River Roch and town to which it gave its name. Equipped with archive maps (and special time travelling powers!), children will discover how Rochdale grew dramatically from a medieval market place to one of the world’s first industrialised towns. Changes in land and water use, transport, living conditions and pollution will reveal what it was like to live here in the past. Returning to Touchstones, the children will create an eco-timeline to record their findings and consider ways of working towards a better and more sustainable future.

“They (the children) learnt lots of new things about a place they thought they knew. Very enjoyable and informative.”

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Year 6 teacher (Rochdale)

Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshop available throughout the year KS2 KS3 Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm

Rivers & Geography - Flowing with Life Tracing the course of the Roch as it flows through the borough, this workshop shows pupils the importance of rivers within the water cycle and the impact of humans on wetland habitats and their wildlife. A great opportunity to put local environmental issues such as flood risk and pollution into a global context and to help children learn from the past about using the Earth’s natural resources in a more sustainable way in the future.

“Very relevant. About to start unit on the water cycle and rivers in the locality. Both addressed.” Children said, “I really liked the physical aspect of becoming the water cycle.” Year 6 teacher and children (Rochdale)

Doing a River Study? Why not borrow the River Roch Loan Box and explore our local river’s history and wildlife as part of your topic? (See page 31 for details).

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Ordnance Survey Lancashire Sheet LXXXIX

The Roch and its many tributaries are characteristic features of Rochdale’s landscape. The local importance of rivers is seen in their influence on the lives of people and wildlife of the area. From supplying the freshwater we drink to driving the wheels of industry rivers are a vital part of our environment.


The Puppet Science Adventure programme has been inspired by traditional and modern stories to captivate young children’s interest, stimulate their thinking and challenge their ideas about science. Join puppeteer Vicky Lomax and her plucky puppets on science adventures into the natural world.

Owl Babies – Deep in the Wild Woods with Sage

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Professional puppeteer Vicky Lomax and Sage the pixie puppet bring the highly acclaimed Owl Babies book, by author Martin Waddell, to life in this fun and original cross-curricular Pocket Puppet Theatre performance with a science focus. Sage is confused as to why some animals seem to be active only at night and then disappear during the day. Help Sage to identify different woodland animals, their habitat and which species sleep at night (diurnal) and which are up and about during the day (nocturnal).

Jack & the Beanstalk In the Garden with Onion

PUPPET SCIENCE ADVENTURES

PUPPET SCIENCE ADVENTURES

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In this interactive version of Jack and the Beanstalk professional puppeteer Vicky Lomax and Onion the pixie puppet explore the science of plants in a fun and engaging way. Onion loves to tell the children about different types of plants and their structure, (roots, stem, leaves, flowers) but is confused as to how and why they grow. Share in Onion’s journey as he discovers how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to survive and grow.

Billy Goats Gruff & the Story of Rochdale’s Medieval Bridge

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In Pocket Puppet Theatre’s re-imagined version of the famous tale the Three Billy Goats Gruff, Gerald the time-travelling troll puppet is lost and can’t find his way back to Rochdale Bridge. In the past there used to be seven old bridges in the centre of town but now all have been covered up by concrete. In this environmental science focused workshop, the children help Gerald to understand how and why the River Roch has changed during the past 200 years and what we can all do to make the river a better place for wildlife and for future generations to enjoy.

Booking details: Pocket Puppet Theatre can visit your school: £150.00 for a 2hr morning or afternoon performance per class (£250 when two sessions are booked for the same day). Alternatively visit Pocket Puppet Theatre performances at Touchstones: £65 for a 90 minute morning or afternoon performance. Dates: All performances available throughout the year. Please call to arrange a suitable date and time.

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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHS

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHS We work in partnership with The Greater Manchester STEM Centre to provide primary school pupils with the opportunity to meet practising scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians through the workshops on offer. Using the objects on display in the Museum and Local History Centre archives as inspiration, the activities promise to entertain and engage your children as well as help them develop important problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Cost: £75 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm

1. Energy Through the Ages

“Children challenged themselves to think outside of the box.” Year 5 teacher (Rochdale)

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This session will compare and contrast our changing energy sources over 2000 years. For centuries mankind used wood and animal fats to keep warm and to cook their food. Rooms were lit by burning candles. There were no AA batteries because there were no electrical items. Water, then coal drove the factories of Rochdale during the Industrial Revolution. To the future and sustainable solutions – solar power, converting sunlight into electricity and wind turbines of Scout Moor harnessing wind power. This session will include; hands-on investigations using Knex solar panels, wind driven model turbines and messy water wheels!

2. Exploration – Journeys to New Worlds

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This workshop involves two interwoven themes – migration over the centuries and the complexities of space travel. This session will begin with a time-line discussion to explore young peoples’ appreciation of the many cultures represented in Rochdale. Migrants are people who have left their country or region of birth to live elsewhere. The history of migration to and from the UK is as old as British history itself. Someone who sees themselves as English or British could well have ancestors who were pre-Celtic migrants or belonged to groups collectively described as Celtic. Their ancestors may also include migrants originating from Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Danes, Normans, Flemish and Plantagenets from Anjou. Records from the 17th century onwards to the present day show migration from other countries and continents too. Every family in the UK has a migration story and the archives in the Local History Centre offer many opportunities to look at the contribution that migrants made to life in Rochdale across the centuries. In the 20th century two men went to the Moon and in the 21st century planet Earth is planning to send people to Mars. If we are to colonise Mars, what will be needed to sustain life and flourish?

Rochdale Town Hall 3. A Magnificent Mathematical Masterpiece

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This session explores the numerous mathematical shapes that contribute to Rochdale’s Victorian masterpiece. We will use the Touchstones Rochdale Museum’s Town Hall model to set the scene and spend time exploring and considering the multitude of mathematical shapes that are the building blocks of Rochdale Town Hall. The session will evolve into identifying shapes and constructing nets of 3D shapes. This session will have inputs on imperial measures, pre-decimal currency (bases) and older measurements such as furlongs, pecks and perches, horses are still measured in hands.

4. A Magnitude of Marvellous Materials

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Rochdale’s celebrated Town Hall is built from natural materials. It has stood the test of time. The session will begin with a short introduction of the three principal geological rock types – igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. We’ll then go on a walk along The Esplanade and consider what is natural and what is manmade. We’ll compare and contrast natural materials with mankind’s wonderful copies and improvements. The aim is for children to appreciate the differences of natural stone with manmade concrete. On our return to Touchstones we will then consider the similarities between natural rocks, concrete and biscuits in an interesting way!

5. Material World

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Materials are all around us doing many different jobs in many different ways. Pupils will investigate different examples of materials found on display in the Museum and take part in a number of experiments to compare, identify, mix and separate materials.

PLUS Previously advertised STEM workshops are still available to book. Choose from; • Science of Toys

• Flight

• Seeing the Light

• Bridge Building

• Forces and Motion Please contact us on 01706 924931 for more information.


SELF-GUIDED VISITS

SELF-GUIDED VISITS

To get the most from you self-guided visit please read our handy advice below: • All self-guided visits must be booked in advance. • There is no cost for self-guided visits and entrance to our building is also free. • We can supply additional information about temporary exhibitions including posters where available. • We also have a selection of worksheets for primary school children. We have themed activity sheets available to help focus your children in display areas such as the Museum Trail and Remembrance Trail. Contact us for a master copy, which you may then photocopy at school for use during your visit. • Clipboards and pencils can be supplied free when requested at the time of booking. • Booked groups have priority in display areas. It may be difficult to accommodate your class if you haven’t confirmed in advance. • We may be able to provide you with a space for FREE in which to eat your packed lunch. Please make this request at the time of booking so that we can make the necessary arrangements. • We recommend that you make a preliminary visit before bringing a class to familiarise yourself with the building and displays and to conduct your own risk assessment. • Essential information to help you plan your visit will be sent with confirmation of your booking including the ‘Code of Conduct’ outlining appropriate behaviour.

SOUVENIR GOODY BAG OFFER A souvenir of your visit is often an important part of remembering a school trip. We therefore provide Goody Bags for the children in your class. To receive your Goody Bags on the day of your visit, please book them at least 7 days in advance of your visit. Goody Bags are not included in the cost of a school workshop and must be paid for on the day of your visit in our shop.

From just

£3

Touchstones Goody Bag Our range starts at just £3 and can be customised according to your budget. The basic Goody Bag includes; pencil with eraser, pen and duo pencil sharpener. Other good quality pocket money priced stationery and novelty gift items are also available. All school groups are very welcome to use our shop. However we do ask that you visit in small supervised groups of no more than 10 and you leave plenty of time for purchases. Our shop also contains a wide selection of books on local history and the arts which would be useful for lesson planning. How to Purchase Please contact the Visitor Services Manager 01706 924943 or the Visitor Information Centre 01706 924928 to place your order.

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ARTPLUS

ARTPLUS Our art and design workshops engage, inspire and challenge pupils to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. You can choose from a variety of workshops below which have been designed to include cross-curricular links. Through direct exploration of artwork on display, these workshops provide a range of innovative activities for pupils to enjoy and are especially valuable to those who benefit from multi-sensory learning opportunities. Cost: £65 (1hr 30mins) Dates: Workshops available throughout the year Time: 10am – 11.30am & 1pm – 2.30pm

Inspired by Islamic Art

KS1

KS2

Be inspired to explore non-European society in our hands-on art session. Working with our facilitator your class will cross the curriculum by investigating early Islamic civilisation through art, maths and religious studies. Where did the Islamic Empire start? Why did Islamic art follow geometric patterns? Enjoy a journey of discovery as your pupils travel through time and continents and create their own work of art inspired by traditional Islamic art.

“They enjoyed the group leader & doing the work.” Year 5 teacher (Rochdale)

Tactile Landscape

KS1

KS2

In response to artwork and archive material in the Arts & Heritage collections, the children will find out how to capture a 3D view as 2D and the visual tricks artists use to fool the eye. Pupils will be introduced to the rules of perspective and become familiar with art terms such as the horizon line, foreground, mid ground and background. Children will also understand the difference between - and know how and when to apply - aerial and linear perspective. Each student will apply their learning to create a stunning tactile collage making use of a variety of different materials and art techniques including; colour, texture, line, shape, form and space.

“Very relevant - covering rivers in geography, and our topic is Belfield and Beyond. Lots of interaction and time for the children to work. Allowed the children to be independent.” Year 6 teacher (Rochdale)

Step into Lowry

KS2

Bring L.S. Lowry’s famous ‘matchstick men’ to life in this humorous drama and art session designed to explore the life and work of this world famous artist. Using his painting ‘Our Town’ from the Art Gallery collection as inspiration, your students will produce their very own version of an industrial landscape in a style typical of Lowry which they can take back to school for display.

“Children were very enthusiastic and thought it was great.” Year 3 teacher (Rochdale)

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KS1

KS2

Excite the artists in your classroom by taking part in our art, craft and drama workshop designed to inspire and challenge your pupils’ perception of portraits. To begin, children will study paintings from the Art Gallery’s collection. Next, they will use drama and drawing to explore their ideas and record their experiences. By the end of the session your pupils will have developed their knowledge of self-portraits; discovered that there are many different ways to represent figures and understand how portraits capture emotion.

“…a young person’s education cannot be complete unless it includes the arts.” Department for Education, The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP (July 2015)

Sculpture: Face, Form, Fantasy

KS1

KS2

Inspired by the sculpture of world famous artists Alberto Giacometti and Antony Gormley students will study the proportions of the human face and body. Your class will develop their drawing skills to make observational sketches of the human head and learn sculptural and construction techniques using a variety of materials including clay & press moulds. Children will consolidate and apply learning to produce a maquette, just like a sculptor would do, of their own unique ‘fantasy’ head. A fantastic workshop that will engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art.

ARTPLUS & CREATIVE COMPUTER CODING

Portraits

“Loved the free drawing.” Year 6 teacher (Rochdale) “Awesome! Epic!” Year 6 pupil (Rochdale)

Bring the magic of Touchstones to your classroom!

CREATIVE COMPUTER CODING Bring computer coding to life in your classroom through our unique music making sessions!

Cost: £250 for a full-day workshop Dates: Available throughout the year. Please call to arrange a suitable date.

Live Computer Coding - Music

Upper KS2

In this workshop, led by musician Alison Cooper, your pupils’ will learn to code creatively by making and composing music. Children will use basic building blocks of computer code to create a live and active music score using just a laptop and headphones. Short recordings of the pupils’ musical masterpieces will be recorded as a memento of the algorithm compositions created on the day. No previous musical knowledge is necessary to enjoy this workshop.

Music Technology - Creative Composition

Upper KS2

An introduction to Music Technology - using Music Editing Software This session provides your pupils with the unique opportunity to create their very own musical composition in just one day and all the technical equipment such as laptops, software and MIDI keyboards will be provided too! Experienced facilitator and musician Alison Cooper offers your pupils the perfect introduction to music technology through the use of open source software. Children will finalise their compositions using sound editing software in the post production aspect of the session; your class will then be able to keep copies as a souvenir.

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MEET THE FACILITATORS

MEET THE FACILITATORS Dr. Oliver Bishop After being awarded his bachelor’s degree in wildlife and practical conservation, Oliver carried on studying at The University of Salford in order to complete his PhD in environmental studies. In the autumn of 2015 he successfully gained his PhD and soon after he set-up and launched a new storytelling and environmental interpretation business – named Yan Tan Tethera. Through Yan Tan Tethera Oliver explores the links between people, heritage, and nature – bringing a little bit of magic back to the natural world through storytelling. Puppets, props, and goblins have become embedded into his everyday life – and he loves it. Outside of storytelling, Oliver also provides project narrative making and also runs a series of successful (and strange) pub quizzes.

Alison Cooper Alison graduated from De Montfort University, Leicester with a degree in Arts Management and has since worked as a freelance community artist for a number of galleries, museums and community organisations. A keen interest in textiles, craft, heritage, animation and music means she is able to deliver a wide range of mixed and multimedia workshops. Alison works part time for the borough’s Arts & Heritage Service and shares her expert knowledge about the collections through her workshops. As a talented musician, she writes, records and performs her own music as well as through collaborative projects with other musicians. Alison also works directly with schools as a freelancer to deliver bespoke workshops to fit curriculum needs: alison.arts@yahoo.co.uk

Su Hudson Su studied at Manchester Polytechnic in the 1980s and gained a BA (Hons) in 3D Design (wood, ceramics, metal and glass). She completed an in-service P.G.C.E. in the 1990s and has taught art and ceramics to adults and children in various establishments throughout the country ever since. She sells her own sculptural ceramics through art markets, craft shows, ceramic festivals and galleries and is planning to teach ceramics from her own studio in the future.

Cat Jessop After graduating from the University of Leeds with a degree in Arts Education Cat started her own business as a freelance arts facilitator specialising in devising and delivering visual arts and role-play workshops. Cat has worked extensively in the cultural sector to support the delivery of formal learning using arts and heritage to stimulate and engage children and young people to help them achieve excellence. Cat has delivered workshops for schools with Touchstones Rochdale for several years; she just loves dressing up in period costume! When Cat isn’t dressed-to-impress as a historic character, she creates illustrations for museum guides and publications.

Daniel Jessop Since graduating from Aberystwyth University Daniel has worked in a variety of museums and heritage sites and enjoys bringing the past to life. He has worked for organisations including English Heritage, The Fusilier Museum in Bury and Sheffield Industrial Museum Trust. He is always keen to share his skills of engaging a range of ages to make learning fun and accessible to all.

Vicky Lomax (Pocket Puppet Theatre)

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Since graduating from Central School of Speech and Drama with a BA (Hons) in Puppetry and Costume Design, Vicky has worked throughout the North West of England, in partnership with a wide range of arts organisations, community groups and schools to create tailor made, creative puppetry and visual arts programmes for children and adults of all abilities and backgrounds. She also makes puppets and props for commission and for use with her own performances. Vicky uses puppetry and stories as a tool to educate whilst offering fun, creative experiences for all. She also incorporates literacy and numeracy into the puppetry workshops that she develops for schools, with the use of rhymes, movement and discussion.


A Zoology graduate from Nottingham University and more recently qualified as a Level 3 Forest School Practitioner, Jude began teaching practical conservation skills with BTCV before moving into environmental education as a Countryside Ranger at Hollingworth Lake. A Director of NatureEd CIC, she also works freelance and as a sessional tutor in Oldham.

MEET THE FACILITATORS

Jude Murray

Working together with Rochdale Council, NatureEd is based at Hollingworth Lake delivering environmental activities across the borough. Their recent transition into a Community Interest Company means they will be able to bring in more facilitators with new and different expertise. Keep watching this space or email natureed@hotmail.com for more information.

Judy Alderson Graduating from Sheffield University with a BSc (Hons) in Archaeology and Bangor University with a PG diploma in Countryside Management, Judy followed a career in wildlife conservation and countryside management. Working as a Countryside Ranger at Hollingworth since 2002, she continues to work as a ranger part-time alongside being a Director of NatureEd CIC and freelance Level 3 Forest School practitioner in Calderdale.

Sarah Shaw After completing a BA (Joint Honours) in French and English Literature at The University of Leeds in 1998, Sarah worked for a Language Learning Consultancy in France for almost 5 years before returning to her home town, Oldham, to work for OMBC’s School Improvement Service. Here she implemented and managed the Aimhigher initiative and coordinated the Gifted and Talented Programme. In 2010, Sarah brought together her dedication to widening participation and her passion for languages to complete an in-service PGCE to become an A Level French Teacher working at a local sixth form college for 6 years. Committed to promoting the value of language learning, Sarah also managed the College’s languages outreach programme for 3 years and during this time delivered French sessions to pupils from year 2 through to year 13. Sarah now runs her own language business designing and delivering French courses for adult learners as well as supporting schools to implement and deliver their languages programme.

Ray Stearn (Can O’ Worms Storytelling) Ray Stearn is well known in the borough as the Children’s Librarian. You may not know that he was also a voluntary countryside ranger with Calderdale Council for over 20 years. He is also the person behind Can Of Worms Storytelling. Stepping from under the safety blanket of being the ‘Children’s Librarian’ and becoming a storyteller, Ray felt he was opening a Can O’ Worms and the name stuck. Ray has been telling stories in libraries and schools for children for many years with the aim of encouraging children to enjoy experiencing stories and discover the thrill of reading for enjoyment.

STEM Greater Manchester Touchstones science sessions are led by staff from SETPOINT Greater Manchester – The Greater Manchester STEM Centre. The organisation is a registered charity (No: 1040251) and has existed for over 20 years: regular presenters are Paul Titchmarsh, Rik Whittaker and David Ward. They have together over 100 years of experience working in schools, universities and businesses. Through their sessions they show their passion and interest in science and engineering using the many industrial and social artefacts from the Museum collection. Each session is linked into aspects of the National Curriculum tailored to the ability of the participants. For each session there is an introduction, an active visit to the display areas and practical hands-on investigations in the Education Studio.

Anne Thomas Anne has been a registered Blue Badge Tourist Guide for the Borough of Rochdale for nearly 30 years. Although born in the borough, Anne moved to the United States where she received her formative education. Prior to her retirement, Anne worked in the Tourist Information Centre in Rochdale for 17 years where she gained an NVQ Level 3 in Customer Service. Anne gives guided walks and talks as part of the advertised Blue Badge Guide programme which she delivers to all age groups on the heritage of Rochdale. Anne particularly enjoys showing off the centre of Rochdale as it’s her very own home town!

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LOAN BOX SERVICE

LOAN BOX SERVICE

KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4

Our very popular Loan Box Service is free to borrowers within the Rochdale Borough. We do however charge a nominal fee of £20 for schools from outside the borough. Each box contains original and replica artefacts and is designed to support study topics including history, geography, art, local studies, citizenship and ecology. Each loan is for two weeks and boxes can only be booked one term in advance. As storage for the boxes is limited we try to maximise the number of times any one box can be loaned to meet the demand. We thank everyone for their co-operation in helping us to make this service work for all concerned. “It gave the children a real-life insight by looking and touching the artefacts rather than just looking at the pictures. We showed the box at the beginning when they had no knowledge and it was interesting at the end when they could talk about each item in depth.” Year 4 teacher (Rochdale)

“It brought to life some of the things we had covered with the children during our topic work. All the objects and resources very useful in supplementing and enriching the children’s learning.” Year 4 teacher (Rochdale)

Ancient Egyptians

Stone Age

A selection of replica objects to help your class explore life in the Stone Age. Objects include; flint tools, pottery, clothing, jewellery as well as paper resources and books.

Ancient Greeks

(Boxes 1 & 2) In these boxes you will find male and female costumes, masks, coins, pots, posters and helmets. Also included is a copy of an ancient Olympic discus and some long jump weights.

(Boxes 1, 2, 3 & 4) Boxes contain real and replica objects. Actual contents vary depending upon the box number but all contain canopic jars, amulets, jewellery & objects related to Tutankhamun plus supporting resources including a DVD.

Romans

(Boxes 1 & 2) Boxes contain real and replica objects. Actual contents vary depending upon the box number but both include: costume, oil lamp, wax tablets, coins, mortarium, strigil, amphora and chatelaine set.

Anglo-Saxons

Vikings

A selection of replica objects including: costume, jewellery, pottery, a horn cup, wattle and daub display, bone needles, a resource pack and a DVD.

Tudors

(Box 1 & 2) Boxes contain a selection of replica items. The actual contents vary depending upon the box number but both include: costume, DVD, music CD, jewellery, games and items found in the home.

Victorian Co-op Box

Created in a partnership between the Rochdale Pioneers Museum and the Arts & Heritage Service this resource contains both original and replica Victorian objects to help you recreate the first successful co-operative store.

Use the artefacts in this resource box to find out more about life in Britain as an Anglo Saxon. Objects include: costume, jewellery, coins, pottery, runes, candle holder, resource books and a DVD.

Victorians

(Boxes 1 & 2) Both boxes contain real and replica trade, school and domestic objects. Actual contents vary depending upon the box number, but both contain: laundry tongs, donkey stone, flat iron, slate, clogs and an apron.

Victorian Washday

Demonstrate your own Victorian washday in the classroom. Inside the dolly tub you will find many items including: apron, mop cap, tongs, flat iron, slate, clogs and apron, washboard, posser, flat iron, donkey stone and carbolic soap.

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LOAN BOX SERVICE

Slavery Resource Display Discover how slavery fuelled the Industrial Revolution and the part Rochdale played in abolishing slavery in America. This substantive resource explores the history of slavery from a local perspective and includes replica objects for handling; a sugar cone and cutters, manacles as worn by slaves, dried cotton plant and a tobacco twist. This resource comprises: a DVD, pop-up banners, a replica of a large painting featuring a slave serving tea at a grand house in Rochdale and a 3D life size copy of the famous inscribed flour barrel on display at Touchstones.

Victorian Toys & Games

Homes

(Boxes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5) Each large box contains replica Victorian toys and games. Contents may vary, but all contain: whip & top, skipping ropes, cup and ball, hoop & stick, marbles and yo-yos.

(Boxes 1 & 2) A collection of real and replica, mostly Victorian objects i.e. candle snuffer, sugar snappers, carpet beater, flat iron, darning mushroom and a coffee grinder.

Millscapes

Artefacts link to the local heritage of Rochdale focusing on the textile industry of the past. Box includes: bobbins, shuttles, clogs, cotton samples and a weavers’ knotter.

Holidays

(Boxes 1 & 2) Explore seaside holidays from the past with the following items: bathing costume, Victorian style bucket & spade, typical holiday souvenirs, Box Brownie camera, sun parasol and Punch & Judy set.

World War II

World War I

(Boxes 1 & 2) Boxes contain real and replica objects. Actual contents vary depending upon the box number but both include: gas mask, billy can, helmet, gas attack warning rattle, ration book, ARP badge and blackout blackboard.

Explore WWI from a local perspective with the following replica objects and paper resources including: uniforms, medals, a Queen Mary tin and rations.

Asian Toys, Games & Crafts

Contains handcrafted items collected mostly from India i.e. shadow puppet, model wire motorbike, wooden games, jewellery and carved printing blocks.

Touchwood - Local Trees & Woodlands

Use this resource to explore local woodlands, identify different trees, the seasons, habitats and different uses for wood. Includes: seeds, leaf templates, magnifying glasses, a slice of tree trunk to show growth rings and replica fossilised bark.

Light & Lighting

This box contains examples of different types and methods of lighting including: Roman and Viking oil lamps, Tudor rushlight, Victorian candleholder and a WWII cycle lamp designed for use during the blackout.

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WORKSHOP PLANNER

WORKSHOP PLANNER Workshops

* Available each term ** Available Nov & Dec 2016

Page Level

Cross Curricular Links

Cost

When

Fossils & Bones NEW

5

KS1 & KS2

History, Biology, Literacy, Science

£65

*

Washday Now & Then

5

EYFS, KS1 & KS2

History, Literacy

£65

*

Toys Past & Present

KS1 & 2 History (PAGES 5 - 9)

5

EYFS & KS1 History, Literacy, Science

£65

*

Celebrations: Traditional Victorian Christmas

5

EYFS, KS1 & KS2

History, Literacy, Art

£65

**

Stone-Age Cave Painting & Pottery

6

KS2

Art, History

£65

* *

OUTREACH: Stone Age Art

6

KS2

Art, History

£150 x 1 (2 hr session), £250 x 2 (2 hr sessions) or £300 x 3 (90 minute sessions) when booked for the same day.

Life in the Bronze & Iron Age NEW

6

KS2

Art, History

£65

*

Inspired by the Mayan Civilisation NEW

6

KS2

History, Literacy, Drama

£65

*

£65

*

Ancient Egypt: Me & My Mummy!

7

KS2

History, Literacy, Design Technology, Drama

OUTREACH: Annie the Archaeologist Discovers ‘Treasures of Ancient Egypt’

7

KS2

History, Literacy, Dance, Drama

£150 x 1, £250 x 2 or £300 x 3 (90 minutes each session plus Q & A) when booked for the same day)

*

Ancient Greek Life

7

KS2

History, Literacy, Citizenship, Drama

£65

*

OUTREACH: Ancient Greek Games!

7

KS1 & KS2

PE, History, Literacy

£150 x 1, £250 x 2 or £300 x 3 (90 minutes each session plus Q & A) when booked for the same day)

*

Roman Invasion

8

KS2

History, Literacy, Drama

£65

* *

OUTREACH: Discover the Romans in School!

8

KS2

History, Drama, Art

£150 x 1, £250 x 2 or £300 x 3 (90 minutes each session plus Q & A) when booked for the same day)

Anglo Saxon Attack!

8

KS2

History, Literacy, Drama

£65

* *

OUTREACH: Discover the Anglo Saxons in School!

8

KS2

History, Literacy, Drama

£150 x 1, £250 x 2 or £300 x 3 (90 minutes each session plus Q & A) when booked for the same day)

Viking Adventure!

9

KS2

History, Art, Literacy, PE, Drama

£65

* *

OUTREACH: Annie the Archaeologist Discovers the Vikings!

9

KS2

History, Literacy, Dance, Drama

£150 x 1, £250 x 2 or £300 x 3 (90 minutes each session plus Q & A) when booked for the same day)

Victorian Schoolroom

9

Upper KS2

History, Literacy, Maths, Drama

£65

*

PE, History, Literacy, Maths

£150 x 1, £250 x 2 or £300 x 3 (90 minutes each session plus Q & A) when booked for the same day)

*

OUTREACH: Victorian School Days

9

Upper KS2

War & Remembrance (PAGES 10 - 12) Life in the First World War

10

KS2

History, Literacy, Drama

£65

*

WWI - Notes to Keep the Home Fires Burning

10

KS2

History, Literacy, Drama

£65

*

OUTREACH: WWI Gallipoli Experience Day Workshop 1: There's a Soldier in My Kitchen

11

KS2

History, Literacy, Drama

OUTREACH: WWI Gallipoli Experience Day Workshop 2: Extra! Extra! Read All About It! War Declared!

11

KS2

History, Literacy, Drama

WWII: Oh, What a Lovely War!

12

KS2

History, Literacy, Drama

£65

* *

We recommend you book one set of each workshop for your class. You can also buy workshops 1 & 2 separately. A discount is available for multiple orders: Workshop 1 and/or 2 = £150 (per 90 minutes workshop) or £250 x 2 when booked for the same day. For a two year entry we offer 2 of each workshop (4 workshops in total) for the full-day @ £450.

*

*

OUTREACH: WWII Boot Camp!

12

KS2

PE, History, Literacy, Maths

£150 x 1, £250 x 2 or £300 x 3 (90 minutes each session plus Q & A) when booked for the same day)

WWII: A Wartime Christmas

12

KS2

History, Literacy, Art, Drama

£65

**

13

KS1 & KS2

Art, History, ICT, Music, Literacy

£300 full-day (includes postproduction)

*

Animation (PAGE 13) Ani-make History

ROCHDALE PIONEERS MUSEUM WORKSHOPS (PAGES 14 & 15). Please refer to advert for contact details.

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How the Other Half Lives NEW

16

KS1 & KS2

Local Studies, Citizenship, Geography

£65

*

Watergrove – The Ghost Village NEW

16

KS1 & KS2

Local Studies, Citizenship, Geography

£65

*

Significant People of Rochdale NEW

16

KS1 & KS2

Local Studies, Citizenship, Geography

£65

*

The History of Rochdale in 90 minutes! (Guided Tour)

17

KS2, KS3 & KS4

Local Studies, Citizenship, Geography

£65

*

Our Gracie

17

KS1 & KS2

Local Studies, Music, Technology, Drama, Dance

£65

*

Victorian Rochdale Co-op Workshop

17

KS2

Local Studies, Literacy, Maths, Design Technology, Citizenship

£65

*

Fairtrade Fun-tastic!

17

KS1 & KS2

Art, History, Local Studies

£65

*

KS1 & KS2

Local Studies, Science, Art, Drama

£65

*

The Enchanted Woods of Rochdale NEW

18

WORKSHOP PLANNER

Our Local History (PAGE 16 - 18)

Modern Foreign Languages: French Fusion (PAGE 19) Découvrez les grands personnages de Rochdale! NEW

19

KS1 & KS2

Languages, History

£65

*

Faire des courses en 1844! NEW

19

KS1 & KS2

Languages, History

£65

*

Comment on vivait? NEW

19

KS3 & KS4

Languages, History

£65

*

Literacy: Storytelling, Poetry & Rhyme (PAGE 20 & 21) Story Time & Craft (Nursery Edition)

20

EYFS

Literacy, Drama, Art

£65

*

Once Upon a Time

20

KS1

Literacy, Drama

£65

*

Elmer at the Art Gallery

20

EYFS

Art, Literacy

£65

*

The Hidden Habitats of the River Roch

21

KS1 & KS2

Literacy, History, Geography

£65

*

Wonderful Wildlife

21

KS1 & KS2

Literacy, Geography, Science

£65

*

Where Imagination Begins

21

KS1, 2, 3, 4

Literacy, Art

£65

*

Animal Adaptations

22

KS1 & KS2

Science, Art

£65

*

Rivers & History - Revealing the Roch

22

KS2 & KS3

Science, Geography, History

£65

*

Rivers & Geography - Flowing with Life

22

KS2 & KS3

Science, Geography, History

£65

*

Wildlife & Rivers (PAGE 22)

Puppet Science Adventures (PAGE 23) Owl Babies - Deep in the Wild Woods with Sage NEW

23

EYFS & KS1 Literacy, Music, Art, Science

£65

*

OUTREACH: Owl Babies - Deep in the Wild Woods with Sage NEW

23

EYFS & KS1 Literacy, Music, Art, Science

£150 x 1 or £250 x 2 (2 hr sessions) when booked for the same day

*

Jack & the Beanstalk - In the Garden with Onion NEW

23

EYFS & KS1 Literacy, Music, Art, Science

£65

*

OUTREACH: Jack & the Beanstalk - In the Garden with Onion NEW

23

EYFS & KS1 Literacy, Music, Art, Science

£150 x 1 or £250 x 2 (2 hr sessions) when booked for the same day

*

Billy Goats Gruff and the Story of Rochdale’s Medieval Bridge NEW

23

EYFS & KS1

Literacy, Music, History, Science, £65 Art

*

OUTREACH: Billy Goats Gruff & the Story 23 of Rochdale’s Medieval Bridge NEW

EYFS & KS1

Literacy, Music, History, Science, £150 x 1 or £250 x 2 (2 hr sessions) Art when booked for the same day

*

Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (PAGE 24) Energy Through the Ages NEW

24

KS2

Science, Maths, History

£75

*

Exploration - Journeys to New Worlds NEW

24

KS2

Science, History, Geography

£75

*

Rochdale Town Hall - A Magnificent Mathematical Masterpiece NEW

24

KS2

Science, Maths, History

£75

*

Rochdale Town Hall - A Magnitude of Marvellous Materials NEW

24

KS2

Science, History, Geology

£75

*

Material World

24

KS1 & KS2

Science, History, Geography

£75

*

ARTPLUS & Creative Computer Coding (Pages 26 & 27) Inspired by Islamic Art

26

KS1 & KS2

Art, History, Mathematics, Geography

£65

*

Tactile Landscape

26

KS1 & KS2

Art, Geography

£65

*

Step into Lowry

26

KS2

Art, History, Drama

£65

*

Portraits

27

KS1 & KS2

Art, Drama

£65

*

Sculpture: Face, Form, Fantasy

27

KS1 & KS2

Art, Mathematics, History

£65

*

Live Computer Coding - Music NEW

27

Upper KS2

Music, Mathematics, Technology

£65

*

Music Technology - Creative Composition 27 NEW

Upper KS2

Music, Mathematics, Technology

£65

*

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EXHIBITIONS PROGRAMME

EXHIBITIONS PROGRAMME Women Artists: From 1861 to 2015

Frocks

Gallery Two 19 March 2016 – Spring 2017 This exhibition presents a selection of art from the borough’s collection, charting and celebrating the Art Gallery’s history of collecting work by women. Drawing on this strength, and tracing the role gender has played in the production of art, the exhibition looks at how the formal and conceptual concerns of female artists have changed from the late 19th century to the present day. It includes work by Henrietta Ward, Dorothea Sharp, Laura Knight, Gillian Ayres, Lubaina Himid, Maud Sulter, Cornelia Parker, Junko Mori and Hayley Tompkins.

Dresses and Accessories from the Museum Collection Heritage Gallery 5 Nov 2016 – 15 April 2017 Take a look at a century of style from the flappers of the 20s to the swinging 60s.

Gillian Ayres, Mons Graupius,1980. © Gillian Ayres, 2008. (Courtesy of the artist and Alan Cristea Gallery London)

Dazzling 1920s evening gowns shown alongside Singer sewing machines take centre stage in this exhibition, revealing how fashions have changed over time.

Featuring over 20 outfits from the Museum collection, the exhibition reveals the stories of some of the people who wore them. Highlights include an Ossie Clarke dress and a recently conserved Victorian wedding dress. Also on display will be a selection of striking accessories including; shoes, jewellery, parasols, handbags and hats.

In Addition Explore our under 5s interactive boxes in the Art Gallery with tactile toys and beautiful books linked to the exhibition.

Look out for the exciting new Heritage Gallery Exhibition May 2017 – April 2018 featuring Egyptian objects from the Museum collection.

Talk: Meet the Curator Duration: approx. 15-30mins Dates: Talks available throughout the year. Please ring to arrange a suitable time and date. Ever wanted to know more about the objects or artwork on display, why they were chosen and the stories behind them? Meet the Curator is a fantastic opportunity for your class to meet the experts who created the exhibition. Talks can be tailored to your requirements and you are welcome to continue looking round and/or complete activities in the display spaces.

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Artist-led Workshops We can arrange bespoke artist-led workshops for both primary and secondary schools linked to our exhibition programme. Cost is subject to individual artist’s fees plus cost of materials used. A written quote will be sent upon request. Please contact the Art Gallery Team on 01706 924945 or email alison.cooper@link4life.org or anna.bates@link4life.org for further information.

Thinking of Visiting? To help with your planning, please visit our website www.link4life.org/touchstones for up-to-date information on Art Gallery & Museum exhibitions.


What we need to know: • Name of workshop • Preferred date and time of visit • School contact details • Name of class teacher

• Number of pupils and year group • Number of adults • SEND: Specific learning requirements • Please specify your lunchtime requirements

Unless otherwise stated all in-house workshops at Touchstones cost £65 and are suitable for a maximum of 30-34 children. Single outreach workshops delivered in school cost £150 (unless otherwise stated). Multiples of outreach sessions, if booked for the same day, are discounted. Please note: There is an additional travel cost of 50 pence per mile for outreach sessions booked by schools located outside of the borough of Rochdale. (Please contact the Education team to confirm complete price). Your school will be invoiced after the date of your workshop and within the term the session takes place. Full payment is due within the period specified.

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cancellation Self-Guided Visits There are no charges for booking a self-guided visit as entry to our building is free. Please note: Booked groups have priority in display areas. It may be difficult to accommodate your class if you haven’t booked in advance.

Lunch Facilities We may be able to provide you with space in which to eat your packed lunch. Please make this request at the time of booking so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Loan Boxes Please note: You will only be able to book your loan box one term in advance. Your request remains provisional until you have received written confirmation of your booking. The service is currently FREE to users in the Rochdale borough (terms and conditions apply). We do however charge a nominal fee of £20 for schools from outside the borough. To request a box please call 01706 924931.

Planning a Pre-Visit? We recommend that you make a preliminary visit before bringing the class to familiarise yourself with the displays. We can support you with this process by providing ideas for activities and further information about exhibitions. (Please see the ‘self-guided visits’ section on page 25).

Workshops at Touchstones Rochdale If you have to cancel your booked session, please telephone the Education Team immediately on 01706 924931 (Tues-Fri). • From the moment we take your booking we start to incur costs. So if you cancel we unfortunately have to make a charge and the later the cancellation the greater the cost. We require at least four weeks’ notice of a cancellation to enable us to reallocate your session. If you do not contact us, or we are unable to refill the session, Touchstones Rochdale reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee covering the cost of your booked session. We are a not-for-profit organisation and fees charged cover the freelance facilitator and admin costs incurred. Therefore sufficient notice from you will hopefully allow a facilitator to secure alternative work elsewhere. An administration cost of £10 is liable on any other cancellation reported outside of the four week deadline where a booking has already been processed by the finance team. •In the rare instance that we should ever have to cancel your workshop at Touchstones Rochdale on the day the workshop is due, we promise to refund you in full (including the cost of any coach you may have pre-booked where the coach company will not give you a full refund) and we will also offer you a replacement workshop without charge. * Please note: Touchstones Rochdale does not accept liability for any cancellation made by a school due to adverse weather conditions unless our venue is also affected and unable to open to the public.

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Outreach Workshops at Your School

Risk Assessment Touchstones Rochdale is a low risk environment and injuries to visitors are very rare. We can provide you with a generic risk assessment for self-guided visits and school workshops which take place within our building. However, it is the responsibility of individual teachers and leaders to visit the site in order to conduct risk assessments that are specific to their group and that fulfil their policy requirements.

Visit Our shop See page 25 for details about ordering souvenir goody bags and available resources for teachers.

Access Touchstones Rochdale is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs with a lift to reach the Galleries on the first floor. There is level access throughout the display areas and the adapted toilet is located in the foyer. There is on-street parking immediately outside the venue for Blue Badge holders (alongside the short-stay parking bays).

WHO DO I CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION?

If you have to cancel your booked outreach session, please telephone the Education Team immediately on 01706 924931 (Tues-Fri). • Schools who cancel outright on the day of the workshop or within four weeks of the date of the workshop will be obliged to pay the full cost of the workshop. • Please give as much notice as possible should you wish to reschedule a date – a minimum of four weeks is required. • Should a freelancer unfortunately not be able to deliver your session due to unforeseen circumstances, we will immediately organise an alternative date by mutual agreement. As a gesture of goodwill you will receive a discount of 10% on the cost of your rescheduled workshop. • Please note: We reserve the right to cancel a session on arrival for health and safety reasons or if the facilitator is prevented by the school from starting on time causing an excessive delay or if we deem the behaviour of the participants during the session to be inappropriate. In the case of such cancellations we will not offer a refund. N.B. THE TEACHER MUST STAY WITH THE CLASS THROUGHOUT THE SESSION AND IT IS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAINTAIN DISCIPLINE.

If you would like to find out more about our service for schools please contact: Karen Vine (Education Co-ordinator) Email: karen.vine@link4life.org Tel: 01706 924931 (Tues-Fri only)

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