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Primary Schools

We offer workshops that support the themes covered in the Curriculum for Excellence with hands-on, activity-based learning intended to help pupils explore, make discoveries and have fun.

All sessions are free and can be booked by contacting the Learning and Access Team.

You can find workshop summaries below. Full details, including Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes, can be found in the MUSA Primary Schools Programme 2018-19 (PDF, 1,126 KB)

 

Themed sessions

Themed sessions allow pupils to dig deeper into a topic through interactive workshops led by an experienced member of the Learning & Access Team.

 

 

Keeping Warm, Keeping Cool

Subject areas: Science, Social Studies, Technology

Venue: Bell Pettigrew Museum          Ages: P1-P4          Availability: All year 

Discover how animals keep themselves warm when it's cold and cool when it's hot, then find out how we can do the same.

 

 

Jungle Jumanji

Subject areas: Science, Expressive Arts

Venue: Bell Pettigrew Museum         Ages: P2-P7          Availability: All year

Play this game of survival to discover how animals live in the wild. Will you eat or be eaten?

 

Where in the World?

Subject areas: Social Studies, Expressive Arts, Religious and Moral Education, Health and Wellbeing

Venue: Your classroom          Ages: P1-P7          Availability: All year 

Explore different cultures and ways of life around the world by looking at the objects we make and use.

 

Archaeology

Subject areas: History, Expressive Arts, Employment

Venue: Your classroom          Ages: P2-P7          Availability: All year 

Discover how we find out about the past and what it takes to be an archaeologist.

Archaeology subject options: Dinosaurs, Romans, Greeks or Medieval St Andrews.

 

Medieval Classroom

Subject areas: History, Expressive Arts, Religious and Moral Education, English and Literacy

Venue: Your classroom          Ages: P2-P7          Availability: All year 

Experience what it was like to be at University 600 years ago.

 

Exploring Animals

Subject areas: Science, Expressive Arts, Literacy

Venue: Bell Pettigrew Museum          Ages: P1-P7          Availability: All year 

Why do animals look like they do?

 

Mini-museum

Subject areas: History, Expressive Arts, English and Literacy, Mathematics, Employment

Venue: Your classroom          Ages: P4-P7          Availability: All year 

Find out what it takes to run a museum and put together your own exhibition using real museum objects.

 

Victorian Technologies of the Future: The Magic Lantern

Subject areas: English, Expressive Arts, Science, History, Technology

Venue: Your classroom          Ages: P4-P7          Availability: All year 

Explore storytelling Victorian style and discover how old technology has given us modern film.

 

Victorian Technologies of the Future: The Phonograph

Subject areas: Science, History, Technology, Mathematics

Venue: Your classroom          Ages: P4-P7          Availability: All year 

Investigate the science of sound and music using real Victorian technology.

 

 

Victorian Technologies of the Future: 3D Photography

Subject areas: Science, History, Technology, Mathematics

Venue: Your classroom          Ages: P4-P7          Availability: All year

Did you think 3D was new? Think again! Use Victorian technology to explore the world of pictures and film.

 

 

Jurassic Jumanji

Subject areas: Social Studies, Expressive Arts, Science

Venue: Your classroom          Ages: P5-P7          Availability: All year

Take on the role of a prehistoric creature and evolve to survive in this game of science and dinosaurs.

 

The MUSA Young Artist Award

The MUSA Young Artist Award is taking a break in the 2018/2019 school year. We'll be back next year with an improved programme.

  

Can’t find something that works for you?

If you would like to bring your group to MUSA but can find nothing suitable please contact us and we will endeavour to organise a useful and engaging visit.

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