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KS2 workshops

  • Walking before the Dinosaurs and other fabulous beasts is a cross-curricular resource that draws on the Eden Valley, its science, history, literary and art heritage..

  • From Neolithic to now a journey in time in the Eden Valley and beyond involves, interactive artefact handling, construction of giant timeline, looking at how local buildings have changed, local stories and customs.

  • From the Stone Age to Iron Age in the Eden Valley and beyond, goes back in time to our forest clearing 5000 years ago and discovers Eden's first people. Handling and activities related to life in this period.

  • Roman Empire and its impact on Eden supports the topic Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. Find out how the Romans came, who the Brigantes were and how they co-existed.

  • Viking and Saxons in Eden uses local place names and art such as the carved Giants Grave in St Andrew’s Churchyard and the Penrith Hoard to build up a picture of the Vikings and Saxons and their effect on Eden area. How Dacre and Eamont Bridge impact on the national picture? (Available from November 2014)

  • How the Victorians changed Penrith forever is an exploration of Penrith using maps and other sources to find out about trains, mills and the rapid growth of the town during the 19th century.

  • A is for Architecture and B for Buildings looks at changes in local buildings from 12th century to present day - an architectural exploration of Penrith and surrounding area with special focus on the Museum itself which is a Tudor design. Using maps, paintings and drawings, photograph and film to explore the subject.

  • Maths@Penrith and Eden Museum a study of Penrith and Eden Valley using historical artefacts and mathematical investigation.

  • WW2@Penrith and Eden Museum explores the effects of the war seen through the eyes of the evacuees in Penrith, parallels are drawn with evacuees in the south of England and Berlin to give a wider perspective.

  • Draw to Explore allows you to come and explore the museum while you explore the key elements of the art curriculum and create your own sketchbook using our Draw to Explore cards which use line, shape, tone, texture, pattern and colour as you explore paintings and artefacts from the collection.

All session plans and risk assessment will be sent out before your visit.

Cost of workshop

In Museum

The cost of a workshop at Penrith and Eden Museum lasting an hour and a half for 30 pupils is £60.

Outreach Workshops

The cost of a workshop at a school for either a whole morning or afternoon, for 30 pupils, is £100.

If you would like to know more about these workshops please complete the Penrith and Eden Museum school visit enquiry form (PDF: 166Kb / 1 page)

Walking before the dinosaurs and other fabulous beasts

Walking before the Dinosaurs and other fabulous beasts is a cross-curricular resource that draws on the Eden Valley, its science, history, literary and art heritage. Your main focus can be in any of the above areas.

Art

  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (for example: pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.

English

  • opportunities for spoken language
  • forming and articulating ideas
  • planning, drafting and revising texts
  • drama

Geography

  • Place knowledge: local study
  • Key aspects of Human and Physical Geography

History

  • develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding
  • develop the appropriate use of historical terms
  • questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance
  • understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and that different versions of past events may exist, giving some reasons for this.
  • regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions
  • make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses

Science:

  • Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock.

From Neolithic to now a journey in time (in the Eden Valley and Beyond)

From Neolithic to Now a journey in time through the Eden Valley and beyond and involves the interactive artefact handling, construction of giant timeline, looking at local stories and customs and how local buildings have changed. This supports a local study topic in a chronological way.

Art

  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (for example: pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.

English:

  • opportunities for spoken language
  • forming and articulating ideas
  • opportunities for drama

History

  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding
  • Develop the appropriate use of historical terms
  • Questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance
  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and that different versions of past events may exist, giving some reasons for this.
  • Regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions
  • Make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
  • Support a local history study as a number of different periods can be linked together.

From the Stone Age to Iron Age in the Eden Valley and beyond

From the Stone Age to Iron Age in the Eden Valley and beyond, goes back in time to our forest clearing 5000 years ago and discovers Eden's first people. Handling and activities related to life in this period.

Supports topic 'Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age'

Art

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

English

  • opportunities for spoken language
  • forming and articulating ideas
  • drama opportunities

History

  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding
  • Develop the appropriate use of historical terms
  • questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance
  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and that different versions of past events may exist, giving some reasons for this.
  • Regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions
  • Understand the methods of historical enquiry, how evidence is used to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed

This workshop works well with a self-guided visit to Long Meg and her Daughters near Little Salkeld. If you require bus parking, toilets or lunch space before an afternoon visit to the museum please contact us.

Roman Empire and its impact on Eden

Roman Empire and its impact on Eden supports the topic Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. Find out how the Romans came, who the Brigantes were and how they co-existed. Explore everyday life through artefact handling, music and drama.

English:

  • opportunities for spoken language
  • forming and articulating ideas
  • opportunities for drama
  • planning drafting and revising texts

Geography:

Place knowledge: local study
Key aspects of Human and Physical Geography

History

  • develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding
  • develop the appropriate use of historical terms
  • questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance
  • understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and that different versions of past events may exist, giving some reasons for this.
  • Regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions
  • make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
  • support a local history study as a number of different periods can be linked together

Maths

Roman numerals up to 1000

Music

  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn
  • from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • develop an understanding of the history of music

Viking and Saxons in Eden

Viking and Saxons in Eden uses local place names and art such as the carved Giants Grave in St Andrew’s Churchyard and the Penrith Hoard to build up a picture of the Vikings and Saxons and their effect on Eden area.

Art

  • Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (for example pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history

English:

  • opportunities for spoken language
  • forming and articulating ideas
  • opportunities for drama
  • planning drafting and revising texts

Geography:

Place knowledge: local study
Key aspects of Human and Physical Geography

History

  • develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding
  • develop the appropriate use of historical terms
  • questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance
  • understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and that different versions of past events may exist, giving some reasons for this
  • regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions
  • make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
  • support a local history study as a number of different periods can be linked together

How the Victorians changed Penrith forever

How the Victorians changed Penrith forever is an exploration of Penrith using maps and other sources to find out about trains, mills and the rapid growth of the town during the 19th century. This supports the topic 'A study of an aspect or theme in British history extends chronological knowledge beyond 1066'.

Art

  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (for example: pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history

English

  • opportunities for spoken language
  • forming and articulating ideas
  • planning drafting and revising texts
  • opportunities for drama

Geography:

Place knowledge: local study
Key aspects of Human and Physical Geography

History

  • develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding
  • develop the appropriate use of historical terms
  • questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance
  • understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and that different versions of past events may exist, giving some reasons for this.
  • regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions
  • make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
  • support a local history study as a number of different periods can be linked together

A is for Architecture and B for Buildings

A is for Architecture and B for Buildings looks at changes in local buildings from 12th century to present day - an architectural exploration of Penrith and surrounding area with special focus on the Museum itself which is a Tudor design. Using maps, paintings and drawings, photograph and film to explore the subject.

This topic supports a local history study and a study of an aspect or theme in British history extends chronological knowledge beyond 1066.

Art

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

English:

  • opportunities for spoken language
  • forming and articulating ideas
  • planning drafting and revising texts

Geography:

Place knowledge: local study
Key aspects of Human and Physical Geography

History

  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding
  • develop the appropriate use of historical terms
  • questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance
  • understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and that different versions of past events may exist, giving some reasons for this.
  • Regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions
  • make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
  • support a local history study as a number of different periods can be linked together

Maths@Penrith and Eden Museum

Maths@Penrith and Eden Museum a study of Penrith and Eden Valley using historical artefacts and mathematical investigation.

  • Roman numerals up to 1000
  • equivalence metric and imperial measures (weight)
  • practice in key skills of number, measurement, geometry, statistics, ratio and proportion.

English:

  • opportunities for spoken language
  • forming and articulating ideas

History

  • develop the appropriate use of historical terms
  • develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding

WW2@Penrith and Eden Museum

WW2@Penrith and Eden Museum explores the effects of the war seen through the eyes of the evacuees in Penrith, parallels are drawn with evacuees in the south of England and Berlin to give a wider perspective. Eden’s wartime secrets are also discovered and taken back to school for further examination as spies discover the facts.

This supports aspects of 'A study of an aspect or theme in British history extends chronological knowledge beyond 1066'.

English:

  • opportunities for spoken language
  • forming and articulating ideas
  • planning, drafting and revising texts
  • drama

Geography:

  • Place knowledge: local study
  • Key aspects of Human and Physical Geography

History:

  • develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding
  • develop the appropriate use of historical terms
  • questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance
  • understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and that different versions of past events may exist, giving some reasons for this.
  • regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions
  • make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
  • support a local history study as a number of different periods can be linked together
  • Make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses

Draw to explore

Draw to Explore allows you to come and explore the museum while you explore the key elements of the art curriculum and create your own sketchbook using our Draw to Explore cards which use line, shape, tone, texture, pattern and colour as you explore paintings and artefacts from the collection.

Art

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

History

Develop the appropriate use of historical terms

For further information on KS2 Workshops contact the Penrith and Eden Museum Curators.