Outreach

Our interactive Outreach sessions bring the museum to you. All of our sessions fit within the National Curriculum and are designed to enhance and support your classroom learning, with knowledgeable staff, real and replica artefacts and engaging activities.

We can accommodate up to 30 children per workshop and can run multiple workshops to fit into your school day.

Below are some examples of the workshops that we offer. To discuss further or to book a workshop please email education@petersfieldmuseum.co.uk or call 01730 262601.

A Day in the Life of a Roman: Suitable for: KS1 and KS2 History

What was daily life like for those living in Roman Britain? We will take your students from breakfast to bedtime so they can experience different aspects of daily Roman life. Children will work in groups to investigate different topics, using real and replica artefacts and hands-on activities. They will then share their discoveries with the rest of the class and compare their own experiences with life in Roman times.

Victorian Childhood: Suitable for KS2 and KS3 History

The year is 1881 and you are a child living in Victorian Petersfield: life is very different from today. From school and home life to playtime, this session will explore different aspects of Victorian life. Children will work in groups to   investigate different topics, using real and replica artefacts and hands-on activities. They will then share their discoveries with the rest of the class and compare their own experiences with life in Victorian times.

Creative Nature: Suitable for KS2 English

Bring the countryside into your classroom with this nature packed session. Poets have long taken inspiration from nature and local poet Edward Thomas was no different. Using our Nature Trunk and your own school grounds (weather permitting), we'll deliver fun and interactive activities to help your pupils write poetry inspired by nature. They will also learn about different poetic devices including rhymes and similes.

Toys Through Time: Suitable for KS1 History and Science

What did children play with in the past? In this session a range of toys from old to new are used to examine how materials and ideas have changed when making toys. Children will discuss their own toys and look for similarities and differences between their own toys and toys from the past. They will also look at chronology and how toys and playtime have changed since over the last century.

Stone Age to Iron Age Archaeology: Suitable for KS2 and KS3 History

How do we know what really happened thousands of years ago? This session will transform your class into archaeologists, giving them the opportunity to discover what life might have been like for those who lived in the past. During this session students will learn how technology and society changed over time through the handling of real and replica artefacts from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.

We believe we have something to offer everyone so please browse our website and if you have any questions, please contact our Learning and Community Engagement team on 01730 262601 or education@petersfieldmuseum.co.uk.