Story of Peterborough
KS2 school session at Peterborough Museum
From £105 per group of up to 30 pupils
COVID UPDATE: We are unable to offer this session at the museum for Spring and Summer 2021 terms. We plan to resume the activity from September 2021 but will be reviewed in line with government guidance.
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The story of Peterborough’s rich and colourful past is brought alive with a chronological journey from 150 million years ago to the modern day with a range of objects and optional activities.
- 150 Million Years in an Hour
- Pupils work as history detectives, sorting unlabelled boxed of specimens, as they consider which objects could tell which part of Peterborough's story.
- With upper KS2, discussions are made on what makes an object ‘valuable’ according to different viewpoints.
- Museum Detectives
- Explore the Museum building, searching and selecting evidence for the Story of Peterborough, completing a timeline booklet with evidence found. This is an independent activity. We recommend a pre-visit so that we can show you the galleries and talk through this activity.
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National Curriculum links: History, English.
Participating in these ‘Story of Peterborough’ activities, pupils will:
- Develop historical skills with enquiry and evidence based learning.
- Develop greater understanding , knowledge and appreciation of their local history.
- Develop an understanding of how our understanding of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
- Identify, understand and appreciate what impact railways and the industrial revolution had on the local area during the Victorian era.
- Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions during group work and analysing the mystery objects.
- Gain confidence in participating in discussions and presentations.