information about the people behind this site, please read the acknowledgements.
resource for adults to plan and prepare curriculum-driven visits
for children aged 3-8.
adults with a new, effective tool that maximises the opportunity
and benefits of out of school learning by using museum and gallery
collections and resources to deliver Early Years Education.
time saving easy to follow guide to planning and preparing an educational
visit to local museums and galleries for young children up to the
age of 8 supporting National Curriculum 2000, Qualifications and
Curriculum Authority (QCA) Schemes of Work and Early Learning Goals.
It will provide easy access to information appropriate to stimulating
visits, including curriculum relevance and recommendation, printable
activities and worksheets. These activities will demonstrate how
Literacy, Numeracy and ICT learning objectives can be achieved through
hands-on learning. Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills will be developed
implicitly through other curriculum areas rather than taught directly.
Making learning fun, the on-line activities will ensure more enthusiastic,
productive and stimulating visits to museums and galleries. The
varied content will encourage children to explore and investigate
subjects for themselves, building not only academic knowledge but
also self-esteem and confidence.
This takes the work and benefits of a museum outside its current
geographical boundaries directly into the classroom or home encouraging
children to participate in museum activities from an early age.
children can access the graphics based interactive web pages directly
which will enhance their computer skills whilst supporting Literacy
and Numeracy learning objectives.