Time travel toys
Pupils must ‘discover’ the Toy Chest. They will think about life before electricity and batteries and have the opportunity to play with a range of moving toys that do not need batteries to find out how they work. Pupils will identify what ‘forces’ are involved. A modern Toy Chest is also available containing a selection of modern equivalents. Pupils must match them up and try both versions, making comparisons and deciding which they like best and why.
Optional make and take
Your pupils will have the opportunity to make a traditional toy to take away.
Houses and homes
A member of the 18th Century Pickford family will welcome your pupils to the house, encouraging them to notice and discuss the similarities and differences between this house and their own. The group will have a guided tour around the house. On the upper floor, they will be tasked with matching dolls of master/mistress and servants to their appropriate rooms through Q&A sessions and they will then use the House’s handling collection to investigate mystery household objects.
Optional make and take
Each pupil will have the opportunity to make a clay house plaque to take away.
Key Stage Information
Both sessions are relevant to the National curriculum Key stage 1: History that all pupils, “understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, (and) frame historically-valid questions…(pupils should)…learn about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality”.
Let’s read Wrights! The paintings of Joseph Wright of Derby
Museum and Art Gallery
The class will start to recognise different genres of art in the Joseph Wright gallery, and will be encouraged to understand that we can read paintings by looking at the evidence presented before us. With practical activities, the children will explore artistic language and terminology, not least Wright’s famous use of chiaroscuro.
Optional Make and Take
Pupils will have the opportunity to create their own drawing exploring the strong contrasts between light and Dark (chiaroscuro).
From the National curriculum: Art and design Purpose of study
“As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.
“The National curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
– 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”.