School Workshops

Wandsworth Museum offers a wide range of workshops for school groups from Foundations Stage to KS4. Our Learning Team delivers unique and imaginative in-house and outreach sessions on topics such as toys, the Romans, our local environment and the suffrage movement, using object handling, storytelling, map exploration and costumed role-play to bring the Borough’s past to life. Click on the links below to view our Primary and Secondary Programmes or scroll down to view individual sessions.

Primary Programme 2013-14

Secondary Programme 2013-14

If you are interested in booking a workshop for your pupils, please download and fill out a booking form and return in to bookings@wandsworthmuseum.co.uk. Alternatively you can contact the education team on 0208 870 6060.

Booking Form In House 2014-15

Booking Form Outreach 2014-15

Costing

All sessions are priced at £90 plus VAT. Outreach session are priced at £90 plus VAT and travel expenses.

Cancellation policy

The Museum aims to be as accommodating as possible with education group bookings. However, because of the high level of demand, we reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee (of up to 50% of the workshop fee) for bookings cancelled less than 14 days before the visit.

Our 2013/14 Schools’ Programme is outlined below. Most of our workshops can be offered as outreach sessions. If you would prefer to have your workshop in the classroom, please get in touch on 0208 870 6060.

Primary Stages

People Who Help Us – Past and Present

FS – KS1

Role play in an interactive story to discover people who help us in our community and explore the ways in which their jobs have been an important part of our community for over 100 years.

Curriculum Links: FS Communication and Language; Physical Development; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Understanding the World. KS1 Changes within Living Memory.

 

Toys

FS – KS1

Play with a wide range of old-fashioned toys; learn about the forces that make them work, the materials they are made of and the differences between toys today and from the past.

Curriculum Links: FS Communication; Language and Literacy; Understanding the World. KS1 Changes within Living Memory; People and Places in Their Locality; Identifying Similarities and Differences between Ways of Life in Different Periods.

 

Ready, Steady, Dough!

FS – KS1

Make play dough! Experiment with and learn about materials, colours and shapes as you mix, squash, stretch and mould.

Curriculum Links: FS Expressive Arts and Design; Mathematics. KS1 Science: Performing Simple Tests; Gathering Data to answer Questions; Describe Physical Properties of Everyday Materials. KS1 Mathematics: Recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes. KS1 Art: Develop techniques in using colour, texture, shape, form and space.

 

Victorian Home Life

KS1

Explore the differences between past and present by washing the Victorian way! Discover how the laundry was done in a Victorian household by exploring real and replica artefacts.

Curriculum Links: Identifying Similarities and Differences between Ways of Life in Different Periods; Understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.

 

Village Inventors

KS1 – lower KS2

Examine large maps of the local area and investigate change and trends in the landscape spanning 250 years. Listen to true stories from Wandsworth’s past and create your own map of Wandsworth’s future.

Curriculum Links: KS1 History: Developing an Awareness of the Past; Identifying Similarities and Differences between Ways of Life in Different Periods. KS1 Geography: Understand geographical similarities and differences; Use Basic Geographical Vocabulary; Recognise Landmarks; Use basic symbols in a key. KS2 History: Local History; Developing Chronologically Secure Knowledge. KS2 Geography: Describe and understand key aspects of Physical and Human Geography.

 

Bags of Time

KS2

(Roman / Tudor / Victorian / World War II / Mystery)

Investigate a piece of lost luggage. Find out about the owner by exploring the artefacts inside and create a role-play about their life.

Curriculum Links: History: Local History; The Roman Empire and its Impact on Britain; A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066. English: Participating in Discussions, Presentations, Role Plays, Improvisations and Debates.

 

Mapping the Centuries

KS2

Examine large maps of the local area and use your advanced mapping skills to explore changes and trends in different areas of Wandsworth over a 250 year time span.

Curriculum Links: History: Local History; A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066; Develop Chronologically Secure Knowledge. Geography: Describe and Understand key aspects of Physical and Human Geography. English: Use Spoken Language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising and exploring ideas.

 

Life before the Romans *NEW*

*Available from October 2014*

KS2

This session vividly re-imagines Prehistoric life by using object-handling and hands-on activities. Teachers can choose two out of the three topics listed below to compare changes and developments in Britain before the Romans arrived!

  • Neolithic Stone Age, investigating the development of farming from a hunter/gatherer lifestyle.
  • Early Bronze Age, investigating the development of metal-working and community life.
  • Late Iron Age, investigating the use of multiple metal-working, artwork and communities.

Curriculum Links: History: Local History; Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Geography: Describe and Understand key aspects of Physical and Human Geography. English: Use Spoken Language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising and exploring ideas.

 

Wandsworth Settlers 

Upper KS2 (years 5 and 6)

Investigate the origins of diverse London communities and the push-pull factors behind immigration. Pupils will explore the lives of migrants who settled in Wandsworth over a time span of 2000 years and create a role-play or presentation about their migrant’s life.

Curriculum Links: History: Local History; A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.

 

Provision for SEN schools and pupils

The workshops Ready Steady Dough, Toys, and Bags of Time can be amended to provide a positive and engaging learning opportunity for pupils with moderate SEN learning needs.

These workshops are interactive and hands-on. Please contact Wandsworth Museum’s Learning Team to discuss how we can best accommodate your groups’ needs.

0208 870 6060 / bookings@wandsworthmuseum.co.uk

 

 

Secondary Stages

Wandsworth Settlers 

KS3

Explore the origins of diverse London communities and the push and pull factors behind immigration. By exploring artefacts belonging to Wandsworth migrants from the last 2000 years, pupils will create a role-play or presentation about their migrant’s life.

Curriculum Links: History: Identify significant events, make connections, draw contrasts and analyse trends within periods; Pursue historically valid inquiries and create relevant, structured and evidentially supported accounts in response. Citizenship: The precious liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United Kingdom.

 

WW2 Bags of Time   

KS3

How did the Second World War impact on local peoples’ lives? Investigate the artefacts inside lost pieces of luggage and create a role-play or presentation about the life of their owner.

Curriculum Links: History: Local History; Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day; The Study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils’ chronological knowledge from before 1066. English: Giving short speeches and presentations, expressing their own ideas and keeping to the point.

 

Mystery Bags of Time 

KS3

Explore life throughout Wandsworth’s past by discovering a piece of lost luggage from someone living in Wandsworth during the Roman, Tudor, Victorian or Post-War era. Investigate the artefacts inside and create a role-play or presentation about the life of their owner.

Curriculum Links: History: Local History; The Study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils’ chronological knowledge from before 1066. English: Giving short speeches and presentations, expressing their own ideas and keeping to the point.

 

Suffragette Drama Performance  

KS3 and KS4

This interactive drama features an actor playing the role of Charlotte Despard, a militant Suffragette who lived in Wandsworth in the early 20th century. This performance dramatizes the events leading up to her arrest for her campaigning. Students will get the opportunity to question Charlotte and discuss the Suffrage Movement in detail.

Suffragette Mock Trial  

KS3 and KS4

After learning about Charlotte Despard’s life and her arrest for her suffrage campaigning, students will re-enact her trial, taking on the roles of witnesses, barristers, judge and jury in our courtroom space. The trial is made real to students by use of archival material from Charlotte’s suffrage campaign, highlighting how the legal system operates and the importance of democratic electoral processes.

*The Suffragette Performance and Mock Trial may be booked separately, but work best as an all-day package*

Curriculum Links: History: Local History; Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day. Citizenship: The nature of rules and laws and the justice system, including the role of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals, the operation of Parliament, including voting and elections.

 

First World War Exploration.*NEW*

KS3 and KS4

Your Country Needs You – Recruitment and Conscription

This session explores changing attitudes to fighting from a chronological perspective and, using genuine local case studies, challenges students to step inside the shoes of real Wandsworth men as they enlisted, were conscripted or argued their case for not fighting.

Women at War

Using artefacts and archive material, students will discover what life was like for Wandsworth women during the First World War. Find out about women’s roles during the war, including local bus conductors, WAACs and munitions workers. Students will explore this topic in a wider context and begin to question the extent to which this war changed women’s lives.

Curriculum Links: History: Local History; Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day. English: Giving short speeches and presentations, expressing their own ideas and keeping to the point.

 

Provision for SEN schools and pupils

Bags of Time artefact-handling sessions can be amended to provide a positive and engaging learning opportunity for pupils with moderate SEN learning needs.

These workshops can explore Romans / Tudors/ Victorians / WW2 and are interactive and hands-on. Please contact Wandsworth Museum’s Learning Team to discuss how we can best accommodate your groups’ needs.

0208 870 60 60 / bookings@wandsworthmuseum.co.uk