Play and Pastimes
KS2 school session at Peterborough Museum
£240 per group of up to 30 pupils
Covid update: We plan to offer this session for September 2021 onwards, but capacity will be reviewed in line with government guidance.
- Get up-close to some additional toys and play parlour games, just like Victorian children did in the past. Then, sit back and enjoy a magic lantern show, another great Victorian past-time.
- Take a look at more magic slides from our collection and then make your own slide, inspired from the collection.
- The Museum Mystery Game
- Inspired by the popular game Cluedo, the museum has been turned into a real-life sized board game. Roll the dice, look for clues and question suspects as you work to solve the mystery of how Elizabeth the doll lost her arm.
This school session is ideal for KS2.
EYFS or KS1? Please see our Toys from the past school session
National Curriculum links: History, English, Science, Art.
Participating in these toy and game activities, pupils will:
- Develop an awareness of the past by identifying and discussing changes in toys & games over time.
- Be able to identify and discuss connections, contrasts and trends over time.
- Develop an understanding of how old toys can help us find out about the past.
- Speak audibly and fluently when sharing ideas and observations.
- Describe the simple physical properties of each material from looking carefully at the toys.
- Consolidate understanding of forces such as push and pulls when describing how a toy moves.
- Be able to recognise and explain how a light source enables a magic lantern to work.
- Develop creative skills in selecting from a range of materials to produce a toy/game.
Can't come to us? We can bring the toys and games to you. Please contact us for more details.