Outreach sessions for KS1 and KS2

We run hands-on curriculum-linked workshops in schools, using object-based learning with genuine museum artefacts. Our learning team offer the only schools outreach service for natural history and Egyptian archaeology in London, as well as other archaeological topics.

The sessions typically last one hour with one class (approx 30 students) and we can visit between two and four classes in one school in a day. We can only visit a school when we visit more than one class (except with Rocks workshops). We support the Primary and Secondary Curricula and are happy to discuss other ways of working in your school. To book or enquire about outreach services please contact the Head of Learning and Access.

Outreach workshops are free. We may be able to provide additional Rocks workshops charged at cost, please enquire for details.

You can choose from the following workshops supporting these subjects:

Science outreach

Fossils (KS1)

  • What are fossils and where do they come from?
  • Create fantastic animals from the past using modelling clay and lots of imagination

Life-Cycles and Variation (KS2)

  • Classification
  • How people and animals grow
  • How animals reproduce

Teeth and Eating (KS2)

  • What are the different types of teeth?
  • What are the teeth for?
  • Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores

Habitats and Adaptations (KS2)

  • Predators and Prey
  • How do animals protect themselves?
  • Adapting to your environment
  • ON REQUEST: Conservation

Moving and Growing (KS2)

  • Bones and skeletons: What are they?
  • What are skeletons for?
  • What do animals without skeletons do?
  • How do animals move?

Rocks and Minerals (KS2)

  • Where do rocks come from and how to they form?
  • An introduction to the three main rock types and to the Rock Cycles
  • Children are encouraged to bring along any specimens they may have from home (including fossils)

History outreach

Mummification (KS2)

  • Introduction to Ancient Egypt
  • Rituals of mummification and its role in beliefs about life and death
  • Ancient Egyptian understanding about the body and how bodies were mummified
  • How to investigate objects

Ancient Greece (KS2)

  • See similarities and differences between modern life and those of people in the past
  • Look at clothing styles, art and architecture, children’s games, trade and commerce
  • How to investigate objects