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Inspired learning for schools

Inspired learning for schools

We are an award winning museum learning service providing hands-on and engaging learning experiences for foundation, primary and secondary school pupils.

We offer a unique learning experience to schools across three different learning venues in North Lincolnshire:

  • North Lincolnshire Museum
  • Normanby Hall Country Park
  • Baysgarth House Museum

Benefits include:

  • Awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage Education for our excellent educational and informal learning programme
  • Outreach workshops and themed experiences at your school
  • Loans service with themed boxes to complement your workshops
  • Learning experiences tailored to the needs of your school pupils
  • Workshops evaluated by teachers and school pupils to ensure we provide a consistently high service
  • We have a Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge, which assures teachers that we offer quality learning experiences and manage risk effectively
  • We have received the North Lincolnshire Communication and Interaction Charter Mark
  • Shortlisted for Shine a Light Award which showcases excellent practice around supporting children and young people’s communication development
  • Co-ordinate the History Subject Leaders group to meet each term

North Lincolnshire Museum  

The Mystery of Prehistory 

KS2, Curriculum links: History

Compare life in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age using archaeological techniques in this multi-sensory workshop and enhance investigative skills through handling real and replica objects.

Roman Life and Times 

KS2, Curriculum links: History and Numeracy

Meet Julia and discover what every day life was like for the romans in this engaging workshop. Handle real Roman artefacts, visit the Roman market stall to develop numeracy skills and make a herb pomander.

Anglo Saxon Lost Kingdom 

KS2, Curriculum links: History

Meet Ethelfreda and discover the art and culture of the Anglo Saxons in Britain. Examine evidence from a local Anglo Saxon burial site, handle real and replica artefacts and make your own illuminated letter.

Lindsey Goes Berserk 

KS2, Curriculum links: History

Meet Helga and learn about the Vikings and Anglo Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England. Take part in Battle School to see if you could become an Anglo Saxon or Viking warrior. Dress up as a Viking and handle replica artefacts.

Scunthorpe in the Making NEW FOR 2017 

KS2, Curriculum links: History

Handle objects from the past and piece together clues in this local history study. This local study allows children to explore primary sources and discover how the five villages merged to become Scunthorpe.

Normanby Hall Country Park

Domestic Staff Required 

KS1 and KS2, Curriculum links: History

Meet Mrs Harding, housekeeper at the Hall. Handle artefacts and see if you have what it takes to become a Victorian domestic servant.

Washday Blues 

KS1 and KS2 (Year 3 and 4), Curriculum links: History and Science

Dress up in period clothes and use original dolly tubs, mangles and irons to discover what washday was like during the Victorian period.

Living with the Land 

KS1 and KS2, Curriculum links: History

Discover more about farming during the Victorian period in this hands-on and engaging workshop. Handle real farming equipment and visit our replica farm worker's cottage.

Storytelling in the Woodland 

Foundation, KS1 and KS2, Curriculum links: English

Stimulate the senses and use your imagination in our magical storytelling area. Use our bespoke artistic creations and be inspired by the natural environment to share and communicate your ideas.

Science in the Garden 

KS1 and KS2, Curriculum links: Science

Work in the gardener's potting shed at Normanby Hall Country Park to conduct scientific experiments to learn about soil, growing conditions and plants. The children will use gardening tools in this hands-on practical workshop.

Changing Seasons 

KS1, Curriculum links: Science

Use the beautiful setting of Normanby Hall Country Park for fun activities and songs to teach children about the seasonal changes in Britain. Children will gain an understanding about plant life cycles including growth and decay with this hands on workshop.

Our Secret Garden 

KS1 and KS2 (whole day), Curriculum links: Art and Science

Enjoy the sights, sounds and fragrances of our Victorian garden. Develop artistic and teamwork skills to produce a fabric wall hanging to take back to school.

A Bug's Life 

Foundation, KS1, Curriculum links: Science

Collect and observe a variety of mini-beasts in the woods and grassland of the Park using scientific equipment. Examine your discoveries and learn more about the need to protect the environment.

Habitats

KS2, Curriculum links: Science

Collect and observe a wide variety of invertebrate life in woodland or the open parkland habitats. Use simple scientific equipment and keys to help identify, classify and observe plant life and mini-beasts.

Pond Dipping

KS1 and KS2, Curriculum links: Science

Investigate pond habitats by catching, examining and recording mini-beasts in this hands-on workshop.

Woodland Detectives 

KS1, Curriculum links: Science, Geography and Numeracy

Explore the sounds and habitats on the woodland of Normanby Park. Be a tree detective and learn about the plants and animals in the woodland habitat in this hands-on interactive workshop.

Woodland Adventure Learning: Beastie Hunt 

KS1, Curriculum links: Science, Literacy, Numeracy, Art & DT

Join us as we go in search of a beastie in the woods. Activities include habitat search and find, creative and imaginative crafts and shelter building. 

Woodland Adventure Learning: Wild Things

KS1 and KS2, Curriculum links: Science, Literacy, Art & DT.

Join us in the woods as we search for Normanby's 'Wild Things'. Activities include habitats search and find, creative and imaginative crafts and shelter building or fire making.

Woodland Adventure Learning: Stone Age and Early Cultures 

KS2, Curriculum links: History, Geography, PE, PSHE

Step back in time in the woodland to find out what life was like for Stone Age people. Activities include shelter building, fire making and cooking.

Woodland Adventure Learning: Bespoke sessions 

KS1 plus, Curriculum links: Art, DT, Geography, History, Literacy, Maths, PE, PSHE and Science.

We offer bespoke sessions to fit around the needs of your curriculum. Core skills: Shelter building, fire making & cooking, tying knots, woodland art and craft and nature walks.

Outreach 

Egyptian Life & Times

KS2, Curriculum links: History

Use all your senses to experience Egyptian life and times. Handle replica artefacts, identify and select items for a tomb and mummify a body.

The Mystery of Prehistory 

KS2, Curriculum links: History

Compare life in the three periods using archaeological techniques in this multi- sensory workshop and enhance investigative skills through handling real and replica objects.

Florence Nightingale 

KS1 (1 hour), Curriculum links: History

Meet Miss Nightingale, fresh from her work at Scutari hospital. Discover more about her life through role-play. Explore and handle the objects in her travelling trunk.

Toy Story 

KS1 (1 hour), Curriculum links: History

Investigate toys through the ages from the Tudor period to the modern day in this hands-on session. Discover through playing with the toys what they are made of and how they work.

Roman Life and Times 

KS2, Curriculum links: History and Numeracy

Meet Julia and discover what everyday life was like for the Romans in this engaging workshop. Handle real Roman artefacts, visit the Roman market stall to develop numeracy skills and make a herb pomander to keep.

Anglo Saxon Lost Kingdom 

KS2, Curriculum links: History

Meet Ethelfreda and discover the art and culture of the Anglo Saxons in Britain. Examine evidence from a local Anglo Saxon burial site, handle real and replica artefacts and make your own illuminated letter.

Lindsey Goes Berserk 

KS2, Curriculum links: History

Meet Helga and learn about the Viking and Anglo Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England. Take part in Battle School to see if you could become an Anglo Saxon or Viking warrior. Dress up as a Viking and handle replica artefacts. 

To find out more about our exciting programme of outdoor workshops read our Inspired Learning Primary Schools Outdoor Workshops [PDF, 7Mb]. 

The loans collection consists of over 3,000 real and replica objects.

You can borrow a box for a week or half term term and order them at any point during the term.

Please enquire if there is something specific you require, as we may be able to put it together for you.

Please note: during the loan periods the boxes and contents are the responsibility of the borrower. Lost or damaged objects will have to be paid for.


 Activity Price  Travel expenses per mile 

Single workshop

£4.50 per child

Minimum workshop charge £80

N/A

Double workshop

£8 per child

Minimum full day charge £130

N/A

Self guided visit at Normanby

£3.75 per child

   

N/A

Outreach workshop

£5.80 per child

Minimum charge £95 plus mileage

50 pence per mile for travel expenses

     Loans box

£15 per week

£30 per half term

N/A

Additional loans box

£20 per half term

 

N/A


To make sure you have the best experience with your class, the maximum group size is 36. 

The number of adults that we require varies with each workshop, so please ask when you book your visit.

Once you have booked you will receive a resource pack for your chosen workshop with your booking confirmation. The resource pack includes information about your workshop, risk assessments and suggested activities for after your visit.

Please sign and return the booking confirmation at least two weeks before the date of your visit. You will receive an invoice after your workshop once final pupil numbers have been confirmed.

Booking for our workshops is essential. A free teacher pre-visit is strongly recommended to discuss any special requirements or additional learning outcomes.

Contact details

museum@northlincs.gov.uk

01724 297055

North Lincolnshire Museum
Oswald Road
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 7BD

Opening hours

North Lincolnshire Museum

Monday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Sunday: 1pm to 4pm

Courtyard Tearoom

Monday to Saturday: 10.30am to 3.30pm

Sunday: 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Last updated: 19/07/2017
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