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GCSE focus: Creative Writing and the World of Byron

English: Writing, composition skills, planning writing, evaluating and editing, reviewing and sharing work. Preparation for composing answers to GCSE English Language Paper 1: Creative Writing Work with a professional writer towards practicing answers for English Language Paper 1: Creative Writing, using the atmospheric settings of Newstead Abbey as an inspiration point. Learn practical, useable skills in […]

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Urban Nature Project- Explore: Urban Nature

We’d like to offer you an exciting opportunity for your school to be involved in the Natural History Museum London’s Urban Nature Project (UNP): https://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/urban-nature-project.html Museums across the country, including Nottingham City Museums at Wollaton Hall and Newstead Abbey, are connecting teachers and new audiences of young people aged 9-14 to their local nature, and […]

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Ecology Fieldwork

Come and learn about…Science: Working scientifically; Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other; identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats […]

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Open the Toybox!

Come and learn about… History: changes within living memory and beyond living memory; understanding some of the ways in which we find out about the past In this session: Open Great Granny’s toybox – what can we see? Do we have any toys like the ones she played with? What were her toys made of […]

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All about Me: PSHE Portrait Day

BOOKING FROM MARCH 23 English Writing Writing Poetry Write clearly, accurately, and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences Acquire a wide vocabulary, listen, and respond PSHE Caring relationships the characteristics of friendships, including mutual respect, truthfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness, generosity, trust, sharing interests and experiences […]

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Haiku in the Japanese Garden

Come and write haiku in the Japanese Garden! Support KS2 curriculum learning by giving pupils a chance to:  Learn about Edwardian Britain and Japanese culture and approaches to nature, via a history of the Japanese Garden at Newstead  Reflect on what has changed at Newstead since the garden was built, exploring the ‘then and now’ […]

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Wonderful Wallpaper

Art and Design: Exploring Pattern In this session: Using the Art, Design and Architecture within Newstead Abbey, explore the beautiful rooms in the building and create drawings of the fascinating patterns and shapes they discover Explore how to create and manipulate these shapes using rotation, reflection and symmetry to create a collaborative piece of collaged, […]

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Who wants a pet Bear? – Poetry Session

English: Writing, composition skills, planning writing, evaluating and editing, reviewing and sharing work. History: significant person in history In this session: Find out about the famous poet Lord Byron and his amazing menagerie of animals that lived with him at Newstead Abbey including Boatswain, Byron’s beloved dog and Bruin his pet bear Create a word […]

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