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Resources for Primary Schools

Explore the Fusilier Museum with a trail pack

This option is part of a primary school visit to St John's Museum booked via Heritage and Culture Warwickshire (Warwickshire County Council).

Use the quiz cards and activity pack to guide yourself around the museum exhibits in groups.
This experience is facilitated by museum staff and volunteers on the first floor.
Ideally one adult member of staff or helper will accompany six school children.

Discover more about the Victorians and life during the time.
Find out where the saying ‘women and children first’ came from.
Learn about local history by finding out about the county infantry regiment and the stories of the Warwickshire soldiers.
Look at Lance Corporal William Amey, who lived in Leamington Spa and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery.
Immerse yourself in history and try on real uniforms.
Trace history from 1674 to the present day, including World War I & II displays.

Students will gain:
• Chronological understanding – place the Victorians in a timeline of British history.
• Change and continuity – talk about how life in the past was different from today and what is similar.
• Significance – have an understanding of the influence Victorian Britain on British culture today.
• Cause and consequence – understand the physical impact of tasks in the Victorian period.

Interested school groups please book directly with the Fusilier Museum
There is a £1 charge per child (adult staff and helpers are free)
Tel: 01926 491653
We can invoice schools and payments can be made via BACS.

Resources linked to the national curriculum - KS2 History & English (literacy)

We also offer taught sessions, explorer worksheets and handling boxes.

New for 2016
Taught sessions at the museum

1. World War I uniform and equipment - discover, compare & contrast
2. World War I personal stories - use photos and archival evidence to find out what happened to soldiers
3. World War I trench life - discover what it was really like
4. Kit bag - changes over time
5. What are we remembering on Remembrance Day?
6. World War II soldiers uniform and equipment - design, materials and decorations
7. Local history - places, stories and people
8. Poetry - explore history and literacy using a modern poem inspired by an iconic World War I poem
9. Victoria's Wars - life in the Boer War, Sudan and the heroism of 'women & children first'

10. World War I - Use objects to tell the story of history

Students handle real objects
They will gain a better understanding of history, the World Wars.
Duration: 1 and a half hours to 2 hours
During the sessions students will communicate their findings through speaking in pairs or groups, writing and drawing.

Museum Explorer Worksheets

1. World War I museum explorer worksheets

2. World War II & famous people explorer worksheets
3. Victorian times explorer worksheets

The activity sheets are clear and easy to use.

There are four rooms in the museum, which is situated on the first floor of St John’s House.*

Pre-visits to the museum by teachers are strongly recommended.
There should be a minimum of one adult for every 6 students.
Teachers retain responsibility for the group at all times.
Comprehensive information about your visit will be sent to schools on booking a session.
This will include teacher’s notes, a museum plan and a risk assessment for school groups.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss your requirements

The toilets are located on the ground floor
There is a garden for lunch (grass area with some picnic tables).
The museum shop offers a wide range of educational gifts for children at reasonable prices.

*Please note the museum is on the first floor. We apologise that there is no lift, as the building is Grade I listed.

For further details
Tel: 01926 491653

Handling Boxes for loan to primary schools

Bring history to life with real objects.
Make history more meaningful and exciting.
No need to just rely on two-dimensional images and facts from textbooks.

The boxes contain different objects and ephemera.
There are many real objects, but particularly the ephemera may be facsimile copies.
Includes guidance notes on how to handle the objects, brief descriptions of each object and possible ideas for activities.

• Remembrance Sunday:
May include sweetheart brooch, photos, next of kin plaques, medals, documents and letters.

• World War I:
May include jacket, soft cap, grenades (replica), next of kin plaque, medals, documents and letters

• Home Front:
May include games, toys, comics, magazines, photos, ARP badge, ration books and cigarette cards.

The objects can be used to help student’s chronological understanding, to put major events in a sequence and to gather information from different sources.
Through the handling sessions students will communicate their findings through speaking, writing and drawing.

The school must collect and return the boxes to the museum.
The boxes are loaned on a weekly basis (Monday to Friday) for which there is a £15.00 charge.

For further details
Tel: 01926 491653

The museum is a charity (we are not funded by Warwickshire County Council).
Some of the educational resources were developed with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.