Learning with Tyntesfield
Come to Tyntesfield for a day of exciting discoveries and stimulating learning experiences. From history and art to maths and science, this amazing estate will bring your teaching to life.
* Investigate Victorian childhood
* Become the chef’s apprentice
* Question Victorian objects
* Discover untold stories
* Go on a plant hunt
Home sweet home
In this hands-on session children will look at the similarities and differences between homes today and in the past. Exploring the Tyntesfield house and investigating real and replica artefacts from our handling collection will support historical interpretation
and enquiry skills.
How did children have fun before televisions, computers and PlayStations? Step back in time and try out a range of toys and games from the past. Pupils have the opportunity to make their own traditional toy to take home.
Through the use of arts, movement and imagination, children are encouraged to explore and learn about the many minibeasts living at Tyntesfield in a variety of habitats. The session includes a minibeast hunt to find and sort different groups of invertebrates.
Pupils will make their own minibeast to take home.
Children will investigate Tyntesfield as art detectives and use the estate as a starting point for their art. Choose between the secret world of hunkypunks, stained glass stories and magical mosaics and make two works of art to take home. The perfect stimulus for creative writing back in school.
Masters and servants
History comes to life with real and replica artefacts, stories and costumes in this interactive session. Your pupils will step back in time to discover what life was like a long time ago for wealthy children and domestic servants. This session includes a visit to the house in costume with hands-on activities.
Once upon a Victorian time...
The children will experience a day in the life of wealthy and servant children. As servants, they will be challenged to prove their ability under the watchful eyes of either the butler or housekeeper if they wish to become a servant at Tyntesfield.
Maths comes to life in this delicious workshop where little gourmets can play at being big chefs. Buying seasonal produce and budgeting ingredients, pupils will work in teams, guided by our Master Chef, to create culinary masterpieces. They will enjoy eating the results.
Using digital photography and MP3 recorders students will take a creative journey of discovery and exploration, picking up inspiration for their own creative writing.
A full day of activities specially designed to challenge and excite your students about plants and the environment. Encourage
scientific enquiry and develop observation and thinking skills as pupils explore distinctive habitats and plant life at Tyntesfield.
Outdoor learning - orienteering
In collaboration with the Bristol Orienteering Klub. This session has been designed to introduce pupils to orienteering and map reading. Children will develop team work, communication and problem solving skills as they explore the great outdoors at Tyntesfield.
Professional development for teachers
We’re working in partnership with the Science Learning Centre South West to offer exciting professional development opportunities for primary school teachers and teaching assistants. Our courses include gardening in schools, cross-curricular learning and outdoor learning.