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Red House Museum and Gardens

School Visits to the Red House Museum

New School & Group Programme 2014

To learn more about the programme or to discuss your requirements please contact:
Bryony Watermanbryony.waterman@hants.gov.uk  01590 676969 or 01202 482860

Key Stage 1

  • Telling Tales -Homes in the Past
    Bring to life homes in the past through this creative story making session.


    English: develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding

    History: changes within living memory


    Red House Museum


  • A Mystery at Hurst Castle (The Tudors)
    Using a chest of replica Tudor objects we must discover what they are to help us find out who they belonged to.

    Hands on session exploring the life of the Master Gunner at Hurst Castle. Includes costume and role play.


    History: significant historical events, people and places in their own locality



  • Toys in the Past
    Explore and handle old fashioned toys and help us sort them into old and new. Includes playing with replica Victorian Toys.


    History: changes within living memory

    Science: everyday materials


    Red House Museum

    Outreach


  • Seaside Holidays in the Past
    What were seaside holidays like in the past? From penny licks to Punch and Judy, we investigate how holidaying along the South Coast has changed over time. Opportunity to handle real museum artefacts and costume.


    History: changes within living memory


    Red House Museum

    Outreach


  • A Garden Habitat
    Explore and identify a variety of garden plants, wild plants, herbs and trees in our historic, urban garden; and discover and create the perfect habitats for animals in your garden. Includes hands on making activities.


    Science: plants


    Red House Museum


  • SCIENCE WEEK SPECIAL

    Bridging the World
    The Bailey Bridge is one of Christchurch’s most internationally significant contributions. Invented in the 1940s and extensively used in World War II they are still made in Christchurch today. Together we will look at this innovative design and have a go at building our own large scale bridge.


    History: significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

    Science: forces

    Art & Design


    Red House Museum


  • Explore; Connect; Create
    An open ended, child led creative programme centred on the temporary art exhibitions. Through the sessions children explore exhibitions and objects creatively, connect and share their ideas, experiences and imagination, and create using a range of materials.

    Children will make and use their own sketch books to record their observations and experiment with new ideas and techniques, using a range of mark making materials.


    Art & Design


    Red House Museum


 

Key Stage 2

  • Fantastic Fossils
    Discover some of the different kinds of rocks and fossils found locally, and make your own fossil collection using plaster and clay


    Science: rocks


    Outreach


  • The Archaeology Lab: From Roamers to Farmers
    Take your place in our archaeology lab and use scientific techniques and experimental archaeology to investigate objects to reveal clues that tell us how people lived in prehistory and how life changed  from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age


    History: changes in

    Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age


    Red House

    Museum


  • The Saxons of Twynham
    How do we know the Saxons settled in Christchurch? During this session we will look at the beliefs and culture of the pagan Saxons of Christchurch and discover who our Bargate burials belonged to. Opportunity to handle real and replica objects and make your own beads and brooches.


    History: Britain’s

    settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots


    Red House Museum


  • Christchurch: How the Town Began
    From Saxon strong hold to Norman Priory; from early art to crime and punishment; take a journey with us to discover the origins of Christchurch through some of its key buildings including the Castle.


    History: a local history study


    Red House Museum (Christchurch Town)


  • The Romans at Rockbourne Roman Villa
    Find out what archaeologists discovered at Rockbourne a villa in the north of the forest. Study photographs and images, handle and investigate real roman archaeology and help make Roman Ink and Perfume. Plus, interactive storytelling


    History: the Roman

    Empire and its impact on Britain


    Outreach


  • A Smuggler’s Story
    Using storytelling and role play techniques explore the local tales of smugglers and of those who brought them to justice along the south coast; and debate which side you would stand on.


    History: a local history study

    English: competent in the arts of speaking and listening.

    English: Participation in role play and debate


    Red House Museum


  • Out of Egypt
    Step into the shoes of a traveller returning from this ancient world, and using our Egyptian collections unlock the achievements of this early civilisation. Handle real Egyptian objects and explore Egyptian inventions with hands on activities


    History: The achievements of the earliest civilisations


    Red House Museum


  • Crime & Punishment
    From the ducking stool to the cane, the stocks to a truncheon we take a walk through Christchurch’s criminal past, and look at the changing methods of punishment over time and why the were necessary in the context of changing local life.


    History: a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality


    Red House Museum


  • SCIENCE WEEK SPECIAL

    Bridging the World
    The Bailey Bridge is one of Christchurch’s most internationally significant contributions. Invented in the 1940s and extensively used in World War II they are still made in Christchurch today. Together we will look at this innovative design and have a go at building our own large scale bridge.


    History: a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality

    Science: forces

    Art & Design


    Red House Museum


  • Explore; Connect; Create
    An open ended, child led creative programme centred on the temporary art exhibitions. Through the sessions children explore exhibitions and objects creatively, connect and share their ideas, experiences and imagination, and create using a range of materials.

    Children will make and use their own sketch books to record their observations and experiment with new ideas and techniques, using a range of mark making materials.


    Art & Design


    Red House Museu

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Cost

  • Led sessions cost £26 per hour. They are for one class of up to 33 children, for 1-2 hours depending on the session.

Important information

Learning Programme –South West Hampshire

Booking

For more information or to book please contact Bryony Waterman

School self-led sessions KS1 and KS2

Schools may want to create their own learning programmes. Self-led visits are free of charge but must be booked.

Facilities

Spacious new Education Room now available. Accessed via 2 flights
of stairs

The Red House has an accessible toilet.

We don’t have a lunchroom, but our garden may be available during fine weather

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