Primary School Visits

Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

The Art of Perception

Linked to our Summer exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception this programme explores how artists have exploited the ways in which the human eye and mind perceive...

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Key Stage 1

Faces and feelings

Be introduced to the people in our portraits and find out how they are feeling.  Learn about emotions and facial expressions by sculpting your own self portrait from air-drying...

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Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Talking buildings

Become a building detective and investigate the architecture, landscape and history of Compton Verney.  Discover what buildings can tell you about their past and how they were made.  Use...

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Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Face to face

Come face to face with Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Edward VI and uncover the secret symbols of Tudor costume and portraiture.  Explore portraits of Tudor monarchs and handle...

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Key Stage 2

Clay containers

Travel from Neapolitan Italy to 20th century Britain exploring containers. Investigate, form, function, materials and processes and be inspired to make your own clay pot.

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Key Stage 2

Pattern, shape, design

Become a textile designer and be introduced to the fabulous textile designs of Enid Marx.  Explore shapes and their properties in our collections then work in teams to create...

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Key Stage 2

Hard times

Be introduced to the Victorians and explore lives of children in the past through characters found in the British Folk Art Collection.  Dress up in Victorian-style costumes and handle...

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Key Stage 2

Rituals and Bronzes: The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China

Visit our fascinating Chinese collection and explore original ancient Chinese bronzes from the Shang Dynasty.  Learn about life and religion during the Shang Dynasty by investigating what the bronzes...

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Key Stage 2

Mysterious landscapes

Visit an erupting volcano, witness a shipwreck and see the hustle and bustle of the city. Investigate the theme of landscape, exploring composition, perspective, mood and atmosphere in the...

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Key Stage 2

Stone Age Settlers

Explore life in the Stone Age with hands on activities at our Forest School site. Try building with wattle and daub, create clay pottery, prepare the campfire and try...

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Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Brilliant bugs

Explore the large variety of mini beasts in the Compton Verney grounds. Through a range of activities led by our Forest School Leader they will discover all about the...

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Key Stage 2

Bronze Age Builders

Explore life in a Bronze Age settlement with hands on activities at our Forest School site.  Try building with wattle and daub, construct a traditional round house, make natural...

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Key Stage 2

Iron Age Inhabitants

Explore life in an Iron Age settlement with hands on activities at our Forest School site.  Construct a traditional round house, create a natural wool weave, design a brooch...

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Key Stage 2

Saxon Settlers

Explore life in an Anglo Saxon settlement with hands on activities at our Forest School site.  Weave nets for the sailors, play Saxon games, create clay drinking goblets, prepare...

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Key Stage 2

The Real Romans

Explore life as a Roman in Britain with hands on activities at our Forest School site.  Construct a Roman Fort, play traditional Roman games, make numeral coins to pay...

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Key Stage 2

Viking Villagers

Explore life in a Viking village with hands on activities at our Forest School site.  Construct a Viking long house, design a dragon head for your long ship, make...

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Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Terrific Trees

Explore the large variety of trees in the Compton Verney grounds. Through a range of activities led by our Forest School Leader students will learn how to measure and...

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Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Super Shelters

Explore shelters and habitats and through a range of activities led by our Forest School Leader, will discover how a shelter is designed for survival. They will learn how...

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