Shape and Number

Session details


Museum based
Usually Monday to Thursday, 10am or 12:30pm

Curriculum Links
Early Years (EYFS Statutory Framework)
Understanding of the world

Length of session
60 minutes

Maximum group size
Up to 30


'I loved the activities you all planned for us.

'I couldn’t get to sleep because I was so excited.'

Dexter, aged 4

Session outline

This session supports learning in ‘mathematics’ and ‘understanding of the world’ in the EYFS Statutory Framework.

Children practise their counting skills by singing songs relating to objects in the Museum, such as our wonderful puffer fish and grandfather clock.

They also become ‘shape explorers’, hunting for 2D and 3D shapes (depending on age) in the museum's galleries.

Making simple shape hats with Lewis the Puppet gives children the opportunity to practise using mathematical vocabulary and to name shapes.

This session is also a great introduction to museums.

Ours is one of the oldest public museum buildings in the world (built in 1683!) and a magical setting for exploration.