Meet the museum teddy bears and investigate size, weight, capacity and time through comparing, sorting and role play activities in our Victorian kitchen
EYFS and KS1
Sessions for EYFS
We offer sessions for nurseries and reception classes that encourage exploration through stories, song and sensory play to ignite young children's curiosity.
Teddy Bear Tea Party
Taking a well-loved story as the starting point, these workshops support language and communication through purposeful play and craft activities. With topics including The Three Little Pigs, Rapunzel and The Gruffalo you can choose from a traditional fairy tale or modern classic.
Sessions for Key Stage 1
Key Stage 1 sessions bring topics to life through hands on learning, group activities and role play.
Meet our 'new', 'old' and 'very old' teddies and get busy sorting a range of wooden, metal and plastic toys to discover how children's play has changed over time.
History: awareness of the past; using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time; changes within living memory.
Science: identify and name a variety of everyday materials; compare and group together a variety of everyday materials
- Add on a craft activity for £1 per pupil
Kings and Queens
Find out about a very famous King and his visit to Bruce Castle! In this workshop children investigate objects and explore costumes before heading inside the Tudor Round Tower.
Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
Weaving and Wax Prints
Discover the story of the Spider Weaver and learn the significance of Kente Cloth, a traditional Ghanaian textile. Pupils then work in small groups to explore designs before creating their own wax print.
Art and Design: use drawing to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination; to develop a wide range of art and design techniques using colour, pattern and texture, line and shape.
Journey back in time to discover how Bruce Castle was once a school. Taking part in role play, pupils dress up as Victorian school children and experience writing on slates to compare it to their own classroom.
History: significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
Find out about the families who used to live at Bruce Castle, and immerse yourself in the world of servants through hands-on investigation and role-play activities. As they enact different jobs and carry out observational drawing, children will learn about different materials and discover how technology has changed.
History: awareness of the past; changes within living memory; significant historical events, people and places in the locality
Science: everyday materials
Bruce Castle Tree Trail - self led
Explore the beautiful grounds of Bruce Castle Park. Every child will receive their own activity booklet to guide them in exploring the history of the park and its varied plants and trees. The booklet contains a range of activities, including scientific discovery, identifying different trees and plants and drawing pictures.
Science: identify and name deciduous and evergreen trees; identify and describe basic structure of plants and trees; work scientifically by observing closely, drawing diagrams and keeping records; raise and answer questions about the local environment; work scientifically by recording findings and describing conditions.
To make your booking contact our Education Team today on email@example.com or call 020 8489 4250 and press option 3.