EYFS and KS1

Sessions for EYFS

We offer sessions for nurseries and reception classes that encourage exploration through stories, song and sensory play to ignite young children's curiosity. 

Meet the museum teddy bears and investigate size, weight, capacity and time through comparing, sorting and role play activities in our Victorian kitchen 

Taking a well-loved story as the starting point, these workshops support language and communication through purposeful play and craft activities. With topics including The Three Little Pigs, Rapunzel and The Gruffalo you can choose from a traditional fairy tale or modern classic. 

Sessions for Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 sessions bring topics to life through hands on learning, group activities and role play.

Meet our 'new', 'old' and 'very old' teddies and get busy sorting a range of wooden, metal and plastic toys to discover how children's play has changed over time.

Curriculum links

History: awareness of the past; using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time; changes within living memory.

Science: identify and name a variety of everyday materials; compare and group together a variety of everyday materials

  • Add on a craft activity for £1 per pupil

Find out about a very famous King and his visit to Bruce Castle! In this workshop children investigate objects and explore costumes before heading inside the Tudor Round Tower.

Curriculum links

Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality 

Discover the story of the Spider Weaver and learn the significance of Kente Cloth, a traditional Ghanaian textile. Pupils then work in small groups to explore designs before creating their own wax print.

Curriculum Links

Art and Design: use drawing to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination; to develop a wide range of art and design techniques using colour, pattern and texture, line and shape.

Journey back in time to discover how Bruce Castle was once a school. Taking part in role play, pupils dress up as Victorian school children and experience writing on slates to compare it to their own classroom.

Curriculum links

History: significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

Find out about the families who used to live at Bruce Castle, and immerse yourself in the world of servants through hands-on investigation and role-play activities. As they enact different jobs and carry out observational drawing, children will learn about different materials and discover how technology has changed.

Curriculum links

History: awareness of the past; changes within living memory; significant historical events, people and places in the locality

Science: everyday materials

Explore the beautiful grounds of Bruce Castle Park. Every child will receive their own activity booklet to guide them in exploring the history of the park and its varied plants and trees. The booklet contains a range of activities, including scientific discovery, identifying different trees and plants and drawing pictures. 

Curriculum links

Science: identify and name deciduous and evergreen trees; identify and describe basic structure of plants and trees; work scientifically by observing closely, drawing diagrams and keeping records; raise and answer questions about the local environment; work scientifically by recording findings and describing conditions. 

Our exciting project to restore our East-Wing and create a new gallery starts in May! Due to these works, we have limited availability for schools in summer term and are currently fully booked.

If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please email museum.services@haringey.gov.uk 

Please state the topic, year group, and number of classes that would like to visit, and our education team will contact you should more spaces become available.

The kids really enjoyed it, especially the role play