Key Stage 1 Additional Activities

Here is the full list of the additional activities that you can book as part of your visit. We cover a broad range of subjects so you are certain to find something to entertain and educate your students!

Duration: 30 mins.

Age Group: Key Stage 1

Cost: £10.50 (ex. VAT)
inc. in Key Stage 1 package

Objectives

  • To experience what life was like for a Victorian school child.
  • To observe the differences and similarities between education now and in the 20th century.

Overview

Quiet at the back! Silence is golden! Join us at St James’s School for a lesson set in 1912. Pupils will see how education used to be done, in addition to being able to compare the differences and similarities between school now and at the turn of the 20th Century.

The lesson includes:
– The 3R’s (Reading, Writing and Arithmetic)
– Writing on a slate
– Victorian Discipline

Please note, that unless otherwise requested by the teacher, this lesson will not be as strict nor as severe as a true 1912 lesson.

Duration: 1 Hour

Age Group: EYFS and Key Stage 1

Cost: £25.00 (ex. VAT)

Objectives

  • To participate in an interactive retelling of the three little pigs.
  • To experience the process of making bricks by hand using clay.
  • To know and understand how bricks were made in the past.
  • To create free-standing structures using a variety of materials.
  • To work cooperatively as part of a small team.

Overview

The children take part in an interactive storytelling session with plenty of opportunities to engage and join in with the presenter as well as taking on the role of the three little pigs with help from our puppets.

Following the story, the group are split in half. One group explores traditional Black Country brick making techniques whilst the other explores free-standing structures using plastic straws, wooden lollipop sticks and Lego bricks.

Links to Development Matters (2021) and the National Curriculum (2014)

Early Years Foundation Stage

Communication and Language (Reception)

  • Learn new vocabulary.
  • Engage in storytimes.
  • Listens to and talks about stories to build familiarity and understanding.
  • Use new vocabulary in different contexts.

Key Stage 1

English (Year 1)

  • Becoming very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics.
  • Recognising and joining in with predictable phrases.

English (Year 2)

  • Becoming increasingly familiar with and retelling a wider range of stories, fairy stories and traditional tales.

Design and Technology

  • Build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable.

History

  • Changes within living memory. Where appropriate these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life.
  • A local history study.

Duration: 1 hr 30 mins

Age Group: Key Stage 1

Cost: £35.00 (ex. VAT)

Objectives

  • To apply the knowledge and understanding gained from the investigation activities to the designing and making process.
  • To generate ideas and simple design criteria for a free-wheeling toy.
  • To select and assemble components to make a working model.
  • To develop technical knowledge through learning how a vehicle moves using wheels and axles using relevant technical vocabulary.

Overview

Pupils explore existing products with wheels and axels to develop their ideas and evaluate their success. They then use this knowledge to develop their own ideas and assemble their own toy based on these observations and design criteria. Throughout the workshop, the pupils develop their technical knowledge and understanding including the use of appropriate vocabulary.

Links to the National Curriculum (2014)

Key Stage 1 

Art and Design

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

Design and Technology
Design

  • design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria.

Evaluate

  • explore and evaluate a range of existing products.
  • explore and use mechanisms in their products.

Duration: 1 hr

Age Group: Key Stage 1

Cost: £17.50 (ex. VAT)

Objectives

  • To discover that toys were played with in the past.
  • To identify the similarities and differences between ways of life at different times in history.
  • To use a range of sources and real artefacts to find out about the past.
  • To be able to explain how they know that a toy is old.
  • To ask and answer questions about the past.

Overview

Throughout the workshop, pupils get to investigate the similarities and differences between toys today and toys from the past. This workshop introduces children to the concept of ‘old and new’ and ‘past and present’ and encourages them to think about changes in living memory. It provides a wide range of opportunities for children to develop their speaking and listening skills.

Links to the National Curriculum (2014)

Key Stage 1
History

  • Changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life.

Science

  • Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock for a variety of everyday materials.

Duration: 30 mins

Age Group: Key Stage 1

Coat: £17.50 (ex. VAT)

Objectives

  • To discover how washing and cleaning was done in the past.
  • To identify similarities and differences between ways of life.
  • To use a range of sources and real artefacts to find out about the past.
  • To ask and answer questions about the past.

Overview

This workshop focus on a typical laundry day for a Black Country family. The pupils get hands-on with a dolly and tub, washboard, ‘posser’ and mangle. They follow the washing process from using the dolly and tub through to squeezing the water out using the mangle and pegging them out to dry. The session also introduces children to the concept of ‘old’ and ‘new’ and encourages them to think about changes within living memory. It also provides a wide range of opportunities for children to develop their speaking and listening skills.

Links to the National Curriculum (2014)

Key Stage 1
History

  • A local history study.
  • Changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life.