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Coventry Transport Museum makes the perfect learning environment for school or family visits.

To get the maximum from your museum visit, we recommend a session led by a member of our learning team. Our staff are experienced in engaging pupils with museum collections and have a detailed knowledge of the curriculum requirements for the topic areas we deliver.

We’re able to adapt our sessions to your needs, making sure that they are at the right level for your pupils whether you’re just starting a topic or summing up at the end of term. Above all, our sessions are interactive, hands-on and fun! 


Our museum-led sessions are £3 per pupil unless stipulated. 

To book any of our learning sessions, please contact our bookings team on 02476 237523
info@culturecoventry.com


Victorian Cycles
Key Stage 1 and 2
75 minute facilitated session

This workshop looks at the development of the cycle through the Victorian era. During the session pupils will examine and discuss four historical cycles, arranging them into chronological order and learning about how the different designs evolved. Observation skills are then developed through drawing and recording key information about these cycles. 

Curriculum links 
•    History
•    Design & Technology
•    Art & Design

Learning outcomes
Your pupils will:
•    Increase their knowledge and understanding of the Victorian era
•    Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history
•    Develop their speaking and listening skills
•    Increase their knowledge of significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

Max 30 children per session. 


Blitz Experience
Key Stage 2 
75 minute facilitated session

Explore the Second World War section of our exhibitions to find out about the Coventry Blitz and the impact of the war on vehicle production. After this interactive tour, which includes the sights and sounds of an air raid, you’ll be taken to our dedicated Blitz classroom for some small group work. You’ll handle real wartime artefacts such as helmets, incendiary bombs and ration books, and discover how they were used. This session also includes the chance to sit inside an authentic Anderson air raid shelter. 

Curriculum links 
•    History
•    Design & Technology 

Learning outcomes
Your pupils will:
•    Increase their knowledge and understanding of the Second World War
•    Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history
•    Develop their speaking and listening skills
•    Use discussion and historical enquiry in order to learn
•    Increase their knowledge of significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

Max 30 children per session.


Evacuee Experience
Key Stage 2 
75 minute facilitated session

Explore the Second World War section of our exhibitions to find out about the Coventry Blitz and the impact that the bombing had on the city and its people. After this interactive tour of our popular Blitz Experience display, pupils will discover why children were evacuated, what they packed in their suitcases and learn about the billeting process through a fun costumed drama activity. They will also explore the experiences of children during the Second World War and develop empathy by reading real letters from evacuees. 

Curriculum links 
•    History
•    English
•    Drama

Learning outcomes
Your pupils will:
•    Increase their knowledge and understanding of the Second World War, focusing on the Home Front and children’s experiences
•    Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history
•    Use discussion, role play and historical enquiry in order to learn

Max 30 children per session. 


The Need For Speed
Upper Key Stage 2 (Yr5 & Yr6) & lower Key Stage 3 (Yr7 & Yr8) 
One day double length workshop 10:30—12:00 & 12:30—13:30

Pupils learn about British attempts to break the Land Speed Record, and go supersonic! 
After meeting the amazing real life cars that broke the record in 1983 and 1997, pupils investigate speed - how it is measured and how it can be calculated. Using these principles, pupils work in teams to design, test, and modify their own K’NEX balloon cars, just like the gigantic life size Bloodhound K’NEX model in our Supersonic gallery.

Curriculum links
• Maths
• Science
• Design Technology  

Learning outcomes
Key Stage Two Pupils will:
•    Set up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests 
•    Make systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, take accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment
•    Gather, record, classify and present data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
•    Report on findings from enquiries,
•    Use results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions
•    Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
•    Use simple formulae

Key Stage Three Pupils will:
•    Consolidate their numerical and mathematical capability from KS2 and extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include decimals, fractions, powers and roots
•    Select and use appropriate calculation strategies to solve increasingly complex problems
•    Use language and properties precisely to analyse numbers, algebraic expressions, 2D and 3D shapes, probability and statistics.
•    Make and test conjectures about patterns and relationships; look for proofs or counter examples
•    Understand and use place value for decimals, measures and integers of any size
•    Use standard units of mass, length, time, money and other measures including with decimal quantities

Cost
£5 per pupil
A limited number of travel bursaries of up to £200 are available (while funding lasts) to take part in this session. Please ask the bookings team for details.

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