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Abingdon County Hall Museum

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"I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like being taught"
Sir Winston Churchill

WELCOME

Abingdon County Hall Museum reopens on 7th July 2012 and is now taking bookings from schools to visit in the Autumn Term. Please open the PDF links where indicated to find out about our new schools offer.

For general information, see information for teachers (PDF).

While the building has been closed during the past 18 months an outreach and consultation programme with local schools has been running. Schools who have welcomed us include St Nicholas, Carswell, Dunmore, St Edmunds, Caldecott, St Michael's, Our Lady's, Sutton Courtenay, Radley, the Unicorn and Larkmead.

'Excellent - fitted superbly into our scheme of work' Larkmead School

'The (object) handling was brilliant. It really motivated the children and sparked up more interest in the topic' Carswell School

'well presented - the children were really engaged' St Nicholas School

We would to thank schools for their warm welcome, enthusiasm and comments which we have fed into the development of our new schools programme and museum galleries. Informative and enjoyable experiences are at the heart of our museum and we look forward to welcoming you and your pupils on a visit to us soon.

All group visits must be booked in advance

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WHAT WE OFFER

¤ Free self guided visits

The museum environment offers a hands on cross curricular experience that will support and enhance learning in the classroom. You can make a pre visit to meet with a member of the museum team to see the museum galleries and discuss your requirements. A self guided visit can be combined with a workshop to extend your stay.

¤ Workshops led by museum staff (free)

We offer a programme of workshops led by a member of the museum team. Each workshop lasts 45 minutes and offers a cross curricular, hands on, sensory experience. Our workshops support a variety of learning styles and abilities ensuring that every pupil gains the most from their visit.

Please click on the PDF links to find out more about our offer including how to book your visit.

WHY VISIT?

By taking part in the workshops and self guided activities your pupils will build on the following skills:

¤ Key Stage 1 (PDF link to full programme)

  • Active participation in speaking and listening through group interaction and discussion.

  • An understanding of history, chronology, knowledge and understanding and change and continuity over time.

  • An understanding of forces and motion through the exploration of objects.

  • Knowledge and understanding of materials.

¤ Key Stage 2 (PDF link to full programme)

  • Understanding of chronology, knowledge and change and continuity over time.

  • Active participation in speaking and listening through group interaction and discussion.

  • Knowledge and understanding of events and people in the past through objects.

  • Historical enquiry, finding out about events and people in the past through objects.

  • Knowledge and understanding of places and environments.

  • Knowledge and understanding of materials.

  • Understanding of types of forces and motion.

  • Knowledge and understanding of designs, materials and their function.





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