We're going on a shapes hunt

Record details

Type of Activity A hands-on activity at the county museum
Key Stage Nursery and reception
Duration 45 mins per group
No. of Students Approx. 30 children in two groups of 15
Location County Museum at Hartlebury
Price Activity - £70 per half day, £130 per full day plus £3.25 per child admission.
Description Guided by the museum puppet, John Boy, the children will explore the museum’s collection of historic Gypsy caravans, looking for shapes in the structure and decoration of these amazingly colourful homes. John Boy will talk about his family and lifestyle as a Gypsy at the start of the last century. They will also experience a hands-on exploration of 2 and 3 dimensional shapes.
Children will have the opportunity to explore characteristics of objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them. They will learn about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions. Sessions can be adapted to suit all ages and ability groups.
Booking Information For more information or to discuss a booking please contact Su Vale on 01299 250416 or e-mail museum@worcestershire.gov.uk
Key Vocabulary two dimensional shapes, three dimensional shapes, square, triangle, circle, old, past, cone, sphere, prism, caravan.