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English - Communication, Creative Writing, Literacy and Drama
Teacher Led Visits          Special Events     


Communication skills can be developed on site and then back in the classroom. 

By describing events and developing ideas through discussion and writing in different situations, pupils are extending their listening skills and commenting and communicating effectively. 

The exhibits; houses, buildings and landscape can be used as a stimulus for creative writing and poetry and there are endless opportunities for building Word Banks etc. 

Projects can be explored... writing for different audiences such as pupils preparing their own guide books, introductory leaflets and trail guides. 

Drama opportunities encourage pupils to use language and appropriate actions to explore situations, characters and emotions and use language relating to a particular role.  Some schools choose to develop drama activities on site and relevant space or buildings can be made available for this by prior booking.

The English curriculum is divided into Key Stage 1 and 2

  • En 1 Speaking and listening

  • En 2 Reading

  • En 3 Writing

and Key Stage 3 and 4.  A visit to the museum can embrace all aspects of the curriculum.

Teacher Led Visits

A reconstruction of a simple 13th century cottage. Pendean is a fully furnished farmhouse built in 1609. Bayleaf is a fully furnished 15th century timber framed farmhouse with farmyard, barn, garden and shaws. Poplar Cottage built in the mid 17th century was probably the home of a landless labourer. West Witterng School probably dates from the 1820's. The treadwheel was designed to raise water from a deep well. A 17th century timber framed house. A pair of cottages from the late 19th century. A classic medieval hall house. The perfect place to see the whole of the Museum site. The market hall frrom Titchfield was a covered market, town council office and gaol. Toll cottages charged tolls for travel on turnpikes.

Museum Special Events

Museum Special Event Days cover a wide and interesting range of activities that teachers may wish to use to provide wider experiences to schoolchildren.  For a complete list of these events go to the Museum website.