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Project Opportunities During Covid-19Booking Enquiry
Until Friday 18 December
Project work using real objects and the real world is a great way to ease back into full time school and support both core learning and wellbeing.
Lots of you will be working particularly on support for core areas of learning as you return to school. Real objects make a great focus for this. We could offer, for example:
Museum Story Circle
Each day, we will virtually introduce a new object from the museum to your pupils. Over the course of the week, they will write/produce/illustrate/script a story which incorporates each new object as it comes in. We can give you a place on the museum website to share the stories you make along with the objects that inspired them.
Borrow some of our handling objects to inspire talking and writing for literacy (this works really well linking in to science or history topics too).
Nature around us
We have a set of equipment you can borrow to explore the nature around your school. Why not do a gallery exploration with us in the Natural Northumbria gallery in advance, then a followup session where you tell us about what you’ve found out. This has great links to wellbeing work, and also for curriculum areas such as habitats and lifecycles.
The Art in Wilderness project was a cross-curricular exploration of the natural world, archives and art based around keeping field notebooks and doing real investigations. This was a funded collaboration with the Natural History Society of Northumbria, but could form the basis of a bespoke project for your school.
Citizen Science is a fantastic way for children to do real research. We have been working with MammalWeb to investigate local wildlife, but there are lots of other citizen science options out there!
Take One Object
Even a single museum object can form the basis of a whole cross-curricular investigation. Get in touch and we can talk to you about it!