Key Stage 2 Galleries

Information for Teachers

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Teacher

On this page we offer a table of links between the exhibits in the museum galleries and the National Curriculum.

Of course there may be many other ways in which the resources of the museum can be used to support learning.

Gallery Resource

Location

Links to the Nat Curriculum

Coronis interior and cabin

Ground Floor

History KS2. Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history. Pupils should be taught about:

  • a local history study
  • a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

Canal Costume

Mezzanine Floor

History KS2 – as above

Canal Life panels

Mezzanine Floor

History KS2 – as above

Battlebridge Basin

Outside

History KS2 – as above

Geography KS2 Pupils should be taught to:

  • use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies

Bantam Tug

Outside

Science KS2

  • identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces

Lifting and handling & weighing

Ground Floor

Maths KS2 - measurement

Measham Pottery

Ground Floor

Art and Design KS2

Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

Lace plates

Ground Floor

Art KS2 - as above

Roses and Castles canal art

Ground Floor

Art KS2 - as above

Ice wells

Ground Floor

Ice well and ice trade exhibition illustrates Victorian ingenuity and industry

History KS2 – as above

Science KS2

  • observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)

Ice trade exhibition

Ground Floor

History KS2 - as above

Flip-book, Carlo Gatti

Ground Floor

History KS2 - as above

Ice boxes

Ground Floor

History KS2 - as above

Horse and ice-cart model

Ground Floor

History KS2 - as above

Ice cream tricycle

Ground Floor

History KS2 - as above

Building entrance, weighbridge

Ground Floor

Maths KS2 - measurement

Panels, rise and fall of canals

Mezzanine Floor

History KS2 - as above

Horse ramp

Ground and First floors

Science KS2

  • identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces

Bridge building interactive

Ground Floor

Maths KS2 - geometry

London map and intro panel

First Floor

History KS2 - as above

Archive film of 1924 "Barging Through London"

First Floor

Film from 1924 illustrates how the canal has changed and London with it.

History KS2 - as above

Exhibition on Regent’s Canal

First Floor

History KS2 - as above

Exhibition on canal craft

First Floor

Transport history

Horse stable stall

First Floor

History KS2 - as above

Horse Power Exhibition

First Floor

Horse power, the importance of the working horse in 19th century transport. Includes stable, and medical instruments (more detail below).

History KS2 - as above

Horse power exhib panels

First Floor

Science KS2

  • observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)

Forge and tools etc

First Floor

Science KS2 - as above

Hayracks

First Floor

History KS2 - as above

Horse shoe display

First Floor

History KS2 - as above

Horse harness display

First Floor

History KS2 - as above

Flip-book, Horse exhibition

First Floor

History KS2 - as above

Water and locks, panel/model

First Floor

Science KS2

  • identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces

Water & locks, wooden paddles

First Floor

Science KS2 - as above

Water/locks, windlass handles

First Floor

Science KS2 - as above

Water/locks, boundary markets

First Floor

Science KS2 - as above

Muscles and steam panel

First Floor

Science KS2 - as above

Macclesfield bridge explosion panel

First Floor

History KS2 - as above

Heritage Lottery Fund Logo

Canal scene illustration