Epping Forest District Museum is launching a NEW programme of exciting and engaging history days.
SPECIAL OFFER: BOOK ONE OF THE NEW WORKSHOPS BEFORE EASTER 2020 AND GET 20% OFF!
Ofsted’s new inspection framework emphasises:
- the importance of equality of opportunity, giving pupils a broad and balanced curriculum, developing their subject knowledge and skills in foundation subjects, especially history.
Now is the time to make use of your museum, a great value local resource with experienced educators who can support the implementation of your curriculum intent, with an experience that is bound to have a huge impact on your pupils.
‘It really matters that children learn and enjoy things they won’t necessarily experience at home’ Amanda Speilman, HM Chief Inspector of Education
New Workshops available:
Toys in the Past (KS1 / FS)
DISCOVER the toys local girl Ellen Buxton played with 100 years ago, using images from her beautiful diary and real old toys from the museum collection to consider similarities and differences with modern toys.
EXPLORE toys through the ages in the museum galleries, through a museum trail and the chance to play with old toys and games.
CREATE a toy from the past to take home and enjoy.
Local Legends – Significant people from our Local Area (KS1 or KS2)
DISCOVER the history of our local area, through the stories of significant local characters from ancient to modern times. Includes some dressing up and acting.
EXPLORE the museum collection to find out about key local people and the places where they lived or worked, through a museum trail. Consider how historians separate fact from legend.
CREATE a print in the style of local artist Walter Spradbery, and learn about how Epping Forest was a centre of creativity 100 years ago.
Local study – Victorians or Tudors (KS2)
DISCOVER how local people lived in the past, using a variety of artefacts and documents. Includes dressing up and object handling.
EXPLORE the collection, including a trail through the museum’s original timber-framed Tudor house; or a chance to go “behind the scenes” and create a museum display of real Victorian objects.
CREATE a Tudor sundial or a Victorian sampler to take home.
Prehistory – Stone Age to Iron Age (KS2)
DISCOVER how the local environment changed through the different stages of the Stone Age, and how the people living in this area adapted to these changes. Find out how archaeologists learn about the past, by studying real Stone Age objects including real woolly mammoth remains.
EXPLORE the museum collection to broaden understanding of life in prehistoric times, through a museum trail with additional activities.
CREATE a clay pot using techniques that Bronze Age people in this area used, or make a mini mammoth, to take home.
DISCOVER the story of Romans who settled in the local area through a role playing workshop. Examine the real evidence discovered by archaeologists at the site of a Roman villa.
EXPLORE the galleries to find out more about life locally in Roman times, and see some of the special Roman collection behind the scenes.
CREATE a cut-out Roman soldier or lady of the villa.
WW2 incorporating “The Boys” Holocaust survival exhibition (KS2 – Year 6)
** AVAILABLE May – end September 2020 **
DISCOVER what life was like on the Home Front in WW2, by handling original objects and revealing their stories.
EXPLORE “The Boys” temporary exhibition, commemorating 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz.
CREATE – Use boxes of artefacts to piece together the story of how our district played a vital part in the recovery of a group of child Holocaust survivors. Decorate stones to remember individual child survivors, to take back to school.
For more information or to book contact: Catherine Hammond, Education Officer 01992 564994 firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Epping Forest District Museum, 39 – 41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1EL The museum is fully accessible, with lift access to all floors.
Availability: from May 2020 onwards Timing: A full day programme includes 3 workshops, breaks and lunch which can be eaten in the museum garden or inside if wet. Timings are flexible to suit your school.
Cost: £7 per pupil. The museum shop is available for pupils to use. Book before Easter 2020 to get the discount rate of £5.60 per pupil.
Transport: coaches can drop off on Quaker Lane, next to the museum