Key Stage 1

Child looking through a 3D Viewer

 “I was very impressed. The museum offered so much more than I had anticipated. Apart from excellent artefacts the workshops really made the subject come alive.” - Teacher, Sacred Heart Primary School

We have developed the following Key Stage 1 sessions for you to choose from.

Holidays - A Grand Day Out

Explore how local people used to travel on holiday and where they visited. Activities include role-play, object handling and dressing up, and an opportunity to see an old charabanc carriage.

Venue: Stockwood Discovery Centre

Duration: 1 hour

 

Exploring Wheels

Using the Quentin Blake’s story ‘Mrs Armitage on Wheels’, children explore our collection of carriages and use wheels as a starting point for sorting, measuring and describing activities.

Venue: Stockwood Discovery Centre

Duration: 1 hour

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Housework - Then and Now

Find out what life was like before domestic electricity. Children can get hands-on to discover what cooking, washing, laundry, cleaning and lighting were like in the past.

Venue: Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Duration: 1 hour

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Toys

Children investigate how toys have changed over the last 100 years by exploring the toy boxes belonging to six generations of a fictional Luton family. 

Venue: Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Duration: 1 hour

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Discovery Box

 

Where did you get that Hat?

What hats did people wear in the past? Find out more about Luton's hats and how children in the past helped to make them, and have a go at ribbon plaiting!

Venue: Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Duration: 1 hour

Supporting Images: Ladies hats and Gents hats