Heritage Education – Key Stage 2

Let us help your class experience life as a Victorian, explore Warwickshire’s past or bring the Stone Age to you.
Our workshops are delivered by experienced teaching staff. and have been developed to support your teaching in the classroom.

Click on the links below for more information on workshops for Key Stage 2.

Rocks and Fossils at Cross Hands Quarry
A fossil hunting experience in the centre of the country. Discover a Jurassic landscape rich in fossils from 160 million years ago. You can keep the fossils you find too.

Ancient Egyptians
An all day workshop delivered in your school. Travel back to ancient Egypt with original objects, costume and drama.

Stone Age to Iron Age
Delivered in your classroom. Pupils use archaeological investigative skills to discover this period of pre-history. Illustrated with local Warwickshire sites and replica objects.

Loans Boxes
Borrow a loans box and hold history in your hands. Designed to supplement and support your classroom learning. Topics range from Fossils to British Wildlife and Victorian childhood to the 1930s.

History Detectives
Delivered at the County Record Office, Warwick. Examine original historic documents of a range of themes. Themes include; WWI, Crime and Punishment, History of Medicine and Local History.

Put Your Pupils in the Dock Delivered at Warwick Old Courts. Your students will take part in a mock Victorian trial based on real court records. Tour the cells, gaol and Victorian courtrooms. Available on selected days of the week.

Fossil Handling Workshop
A 2 hour workshop for Key Stage 2 delivered at Market Hall Museum. Hands on exploratory workshop looking at the Jurassic fossils of Warwickshire.

Living things, Animals and Us – Science Workshop
A 2 hour workshop delivered at Market Hall Museum. Explore taxidermy, animal bones and learn about the food chain.

Ancient Romans
Investigate Roman domestic life using our collection of original and replica Roman objects. Delivered from our Priory House site in Warwick.

Anglo Saxons
A hands-on day. Explore the culture of the Anglo-Saxons and their impact on Warwickshire. Delivered from our Priory House site in Warwick.

World War II Home Front
A role-play based session covering children’s evacuation, the Blitz, make-do-and-mend and rationing. This whole day workshop is delivered from our Priory House site in Warwick.

Shakespeare’s Warwickshire
A 2 hour workshop. Find out more about life in Shakespeare’s time using objects, documents and costume. Delivered from our Priory House site in Warwick. There is an optional self-guided tour of Tudor buildings in Warwick to make this a whole day trip.

Victorian Schoolroom at St Johns House MuseumVictorians at St Johns
These immersive workshops give pupils a memorable experience of Victorian life. Attend the Victorian classroom or get hands-on in the laundry. Choose from different sessions to build your own day visit.

Archaeology Mini Dig
Bring your class to experience a day of archaeological exploration techniques.  A special summer workshop designed in partnership with Archaeology Warwickshire. Delivered at St Johns House Museum, Warwick.

Stem Workshop – Top Secret Turbine Challenge 
A 2 hour workshop delivered in your classroom, developed with engineering experts Imagineering. Build working model wind turbines. Use scientific methods to experiment and find the most effective sail designs.

Compose it!
Create and compose a soundscape of Market Hall Museum. Explore the sounds of the museum using objects and your own creativity. Links to the I.T and Music curriculum.