Key Stage Two

We are thrilled to share our new Key Stage Two programme which has been designed in close consultation with school partners and the ‘Keeping Connected’ network members.

In addition to offering our most popular workshops, we have six new workshops to share with you. All our workshops closely support the national curriculum requirements and offer active learning experiences for your pupils.

Workshop Description National Curriculum Link
Banbury Explorers – New workshop Pupils become street detectives through a guided walk around Banbury’s market square. Then it is back to the museum for follow up activities. Local history study.
The secret life of Banbury Museum – New workshop What happened to the museum objects when we close at night? Do they come to life? An immersive literacy experience which supports ‘Big Writing’ strategies. English programme of study
Banbury through the wars – New workshop Pupils become war reporters and uncover the impact of war on banbury and its people during the Civil War, World War One and World War Two. A study of an aspect or theme in British History that extends knowledge beyond 1066.
Jitterbug and Jive Pupils discover Banbury life in the 1940’s and how to Jitterbug and Jive with their friends. Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.
“How it was for us” Pupils meet with members of the museum’s ‘Times Gone By’ group and hear first-hand accounts about various aspects of their lives during World War Two. Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.
The Lodgers Pupils explore real events in the lives of inhabitants in the 1841 lodging house. A local history study.
Canal Experience Pupils explore the life, times and history of the Oxford Canal. An optional boat trip can be built in too. A local history study.
A Roman Life – New outreach workshop Who lives in a villa like this? A day in the life of a Roman household in Oxfordshire. The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.
Romans Revealed – New outreach workshop A trip to market, Roman style. Pupils use role play, archaeological evidence and hands on activities to re-create a market day in Alchester. The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.
Anglo – Saxons Adventures – New outreach workshop Invasion alert! Viking raiders on the River Thames in Reading. What does it mean for us here in Banna’s Banbury? Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots


Please note: Geographical restrictions apply to our school outreach programme and is restricted to primary schools within a 10 mile radius of Banbury Museum.