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Key Stage 2

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Museum Curators

Pupils can become curators for the day. They will research the Museum’s collection with a ‘Curator’s Kit’ and plan for a fictional exhibition, then create their own sculpture in an interactive art workshop.

Skills: Observation, investigation, vocabulary, communication, chronology, classification, creativity

Curriculum links: English, Science, History, Art & Design, Design & Technology, Geography

Cost: £5.50 per pupil, 30 students

Time: 3hrs

Snapshots of History

‘Snapshots of History’ will allow pupils to use iPads to shoot and edit their own films, engaging them with the history of Brooklands.

Skills: film production, working as a team, writing

Curriculum links: History, Science, ICT, English, Art & Design

Cost: £5.50 per pupil, 30 students

Time: 4hrs

Fun with Forces

Examine how different forces work in real life with one of our expert guides. Then try our Forces Show, which will present the forces in more detail in a fun and interactive way.

Skills: scientific enquiry, working scientifically, historical enquiry, speaking & listening, comprehension

Curriculum links: Science, Design & Technology, English

Cost: £5.50 per pupil, 60 students

Time: 4hrs

Museum Explorers

Closely explore the Museum’s collection with one of our trails during your visit.

Skills: observation, comprehension, reading, writing

Curriculum links: Art & Design, Science, Maths, History, English

Cost: £4 per pupil, 90 students

Time: 2hrs

On the Local Home Front

Research Brooklands’ influence during both World Wars, with an educational trail and an object handling session, and find out more about the people who worked here.

Skills: analysis, reading, writing, speaking & listening, historical enquiry, historical perspective

Curriculum links: History, Science, English

Cost: £4.50 per pupil, 60 students

Time: 3hrs

Brooklands: Changing Britain

Take a tour of some of the innovations from Brooklands that had an impact on the wider world to see national history in a local context.

Skills: chronology, reading, writing, speaking & listening, historical enquiry, scientific enquiry

Curriculum links: History, Science, Geography, English

Cost: £5 per pupil, 90 students

Time: 4hrs

Marvellous Machines: Gears, Pulleys and Levers

Explore how gears, pulleys and levers help us in everyday life and discover real examples in action around the museum with our expert guides. Our Gears and Levers workshop then provides a fun and interactive session for pupils to handle and test gears and levers, helping them to understand the concepts behind how simple machines work.

Skills: scientific enquiry, working scientifically, historical enquiry, speaking & listening, comprehension

Curriculum links: Science, Engineering, Design & Technology, Maths

Cost: £5.50 per pupil, 60 students

Time: 4hrs

How to Book

  • Choose the activity you would like and possible dates for your visit and call the Learning office to check availability.
  • The Learning Office can be contacted by calling 01932 857381 or by emailing [email protected]. Please call as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Before You Visit

  • On booking a visit you will receive a visit information pack. Please read it carefully and distribute the relevant information to the other adults involved with the trip.
  • Return the booking form
  • Book a pre-visit to familiarise yourself with our site (available for group leaders and one additional person)
  • Contact us should you need to change an aspect of your visit, e.g. numbers
  • A timetable of the day will be sent shortly before your visit. When you receive this please brief all group leaders abut the day
  • You may photocopy your trails. They are included in your information pack or can be downloaded here

Payment

We accept cash, cheques or cards, either in advance or on the day. We ask that groups provide a single payment for their booking.

Cancellation

Please note that a cancellation fee of £30 will be charged if the Museum is not informed if a group visit is not going ahead at least 1 week before the reserved date.