Biscuits: A Sensory Story
Onsite: £100 (1.5 hour session)
“The children loved the session and were engaged the whole time.” Katesgrove Primary School Teacher
Explore our local history in this multisensory workshop. Inspired by the story of Huntley & Palmer’s biscuit and cake manufacturer, students will discover more about life and work in the factory. They will explore the museum to discover the ingredients which made the biscuits before designing their very own clay biscuits to take back to school. The workshop draws to a close with an interactive and participatory biscuit related story.
NOTES FOR TEACHERS:
- Suitable for Key Stage 1
- Adaptable for EYFS and SEN groups
- Use museum artefacts and collections to explore a local history story.
- Participatory workshop which adopts multisensory approaches to support cross-curricular subjects.
- Explore changes within living memory
- Consider aspects of change in national and local life
- Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge
- Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions
- Listen and respond appropriately
- Participate in discussions, role play and improvisations
ART AND DESIGN
- Using clay to develop art and design techniques in and use pattern, texture, line, shape and form
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
- Complements cooking and nutrition schemes of work, understanding where food comes from and the ingredients used to make a biscuit.
Introduces students to the story of the Huntley & Palmer’s biscuit family in Reading and increases understanding of the ingredients they used to make the biscuits.
Offers students hands on learning opportunities and a multi-sensory experience including role play, improvisation, dressing up, craft, and exploration.