Online Learning Primary


Bring museum learning alive in your Primary classroom

We've created a series of live-streamed, online workshops which bring the wonder of museum learning direct to your classroom.

Ranging from 30-60 minutes, these live, interactive sessions are tailored to the needs of your students and slot in alongside National Curriculum topics.
Helen Pooley, our Learning Producer, facilitates each session, using objects and stories from the Museum to bring the topic to life onscreen.

 

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The session, expertly led by Helen, engaged all pupils in class.  The content was at a perfect level for the children and the session was perfectly timed, very well paced, and engaging.

 

Teacher, St Barnabas C of E Primary School (KS2 Maths Innovators Session)

Want to book a session?

Take a look at the sessions and get in touch with Helen Pooley to book a date.
Sessions normally take place on Mondays and Wednesdays.
KS1 Space Explorers

Key Stage 1: Space Explorers
Length: 40 minutes + post session activity
Cost: Rates for virtual and in-person learning

Find out about the inventor, Galileo Galilei, and the stories behind star patterns.

Create your own star picture.


Teachers' Notes include:
  • outline
  • learning aims
  • curriculum links
  • classroom resources needed
  • suggestions for further pre- and post-session activities

https://hsm.ox.ac.uk/files/teachersnotesks1onlinespaceexplorerspdf

 

 

    KS2 From Typhoid to Covid: Oxford and Vaccines

    Key Stage 2: From Typhoid to Covid: Oxford and Vaccines
    Length: 30 minutes
    Cost: Rates for virtual and in-person learning

    • How did a disease like Typhoid affect people in the past and what did the Victorians do to stop its spread?
    • What role do vaccines play in stopping the spread of disease?
    • How do vaccines work?
    • What are scientists in Oxford doing now to develop life-saving vaccines?
    Teachers' Notes include:
    • outline
    • learning aims
    • curriculum links

    https://hsm.ox.ac.uk/files/teachersnotesforfromtyphoidtocovidks2128kbpdf

    Luke Jerram's COVID-19 Vaccine glass sculpture

    Glass sculpture of one nanoparticle of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

    © Luke Jerram

     
    The pitch was brilliant and half an hour was just about right.
    It's a heavy subject for KS2 and they learnt a lot but weren't overwhelmed.
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    Teacher, Year 5
     
      KS2 House of Wisdom

      Key Stage 2: House of Wisdom: Science, Maths and Medicine in Early Islamic Civilisation
      Length: 60 minutes + post-session activity
      Cost: Rates for virtual and in-person learning

      Discover some of the amazing inventions and discoveries from the Early Islamic World.

      Make your own pinhole camera.


      Teachers' Notes include:
      • outline learning aims
      • curriculum links
      • classroom resources needed
      • suggestions for further pre- and post-session activities
      • https://hsm.ox.ac.uk/files/teachersnotesks2earlyislamiccivilisationpdf

       

      55331 Astrolabe, by Ibrahim ibn Sa'id al-Sahli, Toledo, 1068

      55331 Astrolabe, by Ibrahim ibn Sa'id al-Sahli, Toledo, 1068

       

      KS2 Maths Innovators

      Key Stage 2: Maths Innovators: Lovelace, Napier, and al-Kwharizmi
      Length: 60 minutes + post session activity
      Cost: Rates for virtual and in-person learning

      • How did Ada Lovelace write the first computer programme?
      • What are Napier’s Bones?
      • How did al-Kwharizmi improve on the Egyptian and Roman ways of counting?
      Find out more about these maths innovators and make your own binary beads in this engaging, interactive session.

      Teachers' Notes include:
      • outline
      • learning aims
      • curriculum links
      • classroom resources needed
      • suggestions for further pre- and post-session activities

      https://hsm.ox.ac.uk/files/teachersnotesks2mathsinnovatorspdf

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      Ada Lovelace (Alfred Edward Chalon, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)