Museum of Bath Architecture

Local History
Age group: KS1
Focus of the Trip: Local History
We loved this visit. The staff were very happy to discuss different ways to meet the objectives that I had for the day and we settled on making houses in the traditional Georgian Bath style. We had been looking at our local area in Geography and the museum has a large map of Bath which the children were able to find their houses on. We also got the chance to look at a model of the city, giving the children a birds-eye view of their local area. The museum also provided the children with an opportunity to discover more about the features of Bath architecture with an artefact trail. The children were then given the opportunity to create their own houses out of air dry clay. They had time to look at the map and think about different features of the city, discussing the benefits of building your house near the river, on a hill etc. We then took our houses back to school for an exhibition. Children discussed different buildings that you would need, so we had houses, churches and schools. My year 1 class really got an insight into how much thought goes into planning where to build a house.

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