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Last Updated 11 February 2021
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Little Angel Theatre
Little Angel Theatre is a home for puppetry. Since its doors first opened in 1961 the theatre has been dedicated to creating and sharing inspiring stories. Puppetry is at the heart of this innovative theatre, from igniting the imaginations of the youngest minds to equipping tomorrow’s puppeteers with the tools they need to succeed. As well as an internationally recognised theatre with productions touring throughout the UK and across the globe, Little Angel Theatre also has its roots in Islington, and works with its local, diverse community to break down barriers to arts engagement so all can benefit and enjoy this remarkable art form.
Home Learning Resources
At Little Angel Theatre we've been working hard to create some learning resources ideal for home schooling that we hope you will find useful for teachers and pupils. We have created PDF sheets that can be shared with pupils while they are working from home.
Each sheet contains:
- Watch: A link to a Little Angel Theatre online show or story video
- Make: A link to a Little Angel Theatre online crafty making activity linked to the story (with materials needed listed on the sheet)
- Extra: Ideas and resources for additional activities linked to the story
- Share: Suggestions as to how pupils can share their work with others
- Key Stages: The group that it is best suited for and they are free for anyone to access.
Tall Stories is a registered charity which has become internationally recognised for its exciting blend of storytelling theatre, original music and lots of laughs.
Tales of Light
Gather round for Tall Stories' Tales of Light, a brand new series of short stories for audiences aged 4+. Suitable for use at home or in school.
Join us for stories old and new, told by our brilliant company members, available for free to watch at anytime
Institue of Physics
Key Stage: KS2
The Institute of Physics has released a new pack of physics-themed activities for Year 4 and 5 children and their families to do together. Free Winter Activity Pack from the Institute of Physics. The pack contains fun activities that children can do by themselves or with their families, including:
- Winter-themed science experiments and challenges to get the family playing together
- Engaging articles to help support literacy and build science vocabulary
- Design and writing prompts to encourage creativity
- “Meet a Physicist” features to give children relatable science role models in a diverse range of careers
- A science scavenger hunts to encourage children to think about the role of science and engineering in the world around them
Barbican and Guildhall Creative Learning
Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning is a creative alliance between an arts centre and conservatoire, pioneering new models for creative and cultural learning. We turn world-class arts into unforgettable learning experiences for schools and colleges, helping to embed arts and creativity across the national curriculum.
Teacher Lab is a resource for teachers focusing on the primary science curriculum. We’re pleased to share our brand-new teaching resource, full of activities which are designed to find creative ways to help pupils understand the primary science curriculum – from Early Years up to Year 6. The resource is the culmination of our Teacher Lab project, where a teacher was matched with an artist to re-imagine the curriculum and develop practical tools for learning through the arts. Activities in the resource, which focus on push and pull forces, have been created to meet the ability and learning needs of each primary year group, working alongside the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
Islington Stories: resource packs produced by Islington Heritage Service.
Discover inspiring local figures and key moments in local history using these Islington Heritage Service resource packs. Designed to be used flexibly across the key stages, these packs provide a short history of a local person, location, or event, alongside discussion prompts, related external links, and a bank of printable archive materials including photos, maps and text.
If you have any suggestions of figures or themes you'd like to see covered, get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Liliesleaf Trust UK
Nature and Community Activity: Cultivate a Garden
The Liliesleaf Trust UK is creating a Centre of Memory and Learning at 28 Penton Street, Islington - the former headquarters of the African National Congress (ANC). The Centre will be dedicated to the heritage of the South African liberation struggle, international solidarity with racial injustice and anti-apartheid activism.
The Centre has a mission to highlighting the contributions of Black, Asian and people of mixed heritage to the struggle is central to the Trust’s mission as is supporting learning from and about diverse and inclusive histories. As part of Islington’s Black History Month 2020 celebration, the Trust has created two family craft and design activities that invite you to help design a new community learning garden for the borough.
This activity is suitable for Years 6-9, or ages 10+, and can be completed by younger children with support.
London Canal Museum
London Canal Museum is located near King’s Cross Station and gives an insight into London’s canals and their influence on the development of the city. Until they can reopen, the museum staff have put together a learing pack based around 12 of their favourite historical objects from the Museum
Museum of London
The Museum of London tells the story of the capital from its first settlers to modern times. We have immersive galleries and engaging educational programmes at the Museum of London in central London and at the Museum of London Docklands in a 200-year-old warehouse close to the river Thames.
NEW Museum of London online resources Spring 2021
With lockdown meaning a pause to its programme of in-school sessions and live streams, the Museum of London has added to its range of online resources designed to support teaching and learning at home or school.
Take virtual interactive tours of the museum’s past exhibitions on prehistory and the Great Fire of London, or watch a short film to meet a historical character. Hear from Mary Seacole, a Second World War spitfire pilot, or Roman merchant Marcus Aurelius Saturnius before exploring the evidence behind their stories.
From Stone Age to Suffragettes and London’s LGBT+ history, visit the Museum of London website to explore its collection of films, games, 3D objects, factsheets and more!
Museum of the Order of St Johns
Key Stage: KS2
Located in a Tudor gatehouse, the Museum and its collections tell many fascinating stories spanning a period of almost one thousand years. Whilst the Museum is working hard to welcome you back in 2021, they have developed teacher resources to support you in exploring the Museum's hirstory and artifacts with your students in school. The buildings and collections of the Museum of the Order of St John tell manyfascinating stories spanning a period of almost one thousand years.
Discover what life was like in Victorian Britain and how St John Ambulance came to play such an important role in the nation’s health care.
- Know what first aid is
- Understand why St John Ambulance was so important in Victorian Britain
- Be able to handle and use museum collections to find out about the past
- Know about the role of St John Ambulance today
Explore our Tudor objects and buildings and find out what life was like in the Order’s London Priory, before discovering how itsonce close relationship with Henry VIII came to a sudden end.
- Understand the role and influence of religious houses in Tudor England
- Understand why Henry VIII started a new religion
- Know about some of the ways that St John’s Gate was used by Tudor Kings and Queens following the Dissolution of the Monasteries
- Understand how historic buildings and museum collections can help us to find out about the past
The Crafts Council
The Crafts Council supports designers and craftspeople all over the UK. They hold exhibitions and run exciting projects. Their Learning team has gathered dozens of ideas for how to get creative as a maker for young people including some exciting activities for you to do at home, take a look!
- Try printmaking at home with leftover materials and create some exciting art for your home
- Build a bunny by learning a little about origami, the Japanese paper art
- Learn how finger-knit, with just your hands and some wool!
- Make an 'under the sea' collage with things you can find at home
- Use leftover materials to make an amazing print with your family!
- Watch Vanessa from Black Girl Knit Club here, to walk you through how to make a great knitted mug cosy
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
A Grade II listed Georgian town house holding an art collection known internationally for its core of Futurist works, as well as figurative art and sculpture dating from 1890 to the 1950s. Our broad exhibition programme addresses artists and movements across fine art, photography, graphic design and fashion that questions our understanding of Italian art and culture.
Download free activity resources suitable for class or at home.
House of Illustration
Key Stage: KS2
We aim to develop a diverse community of illustrators of all ages through high-quality teaching and creative collaboration. We welcome everyone who wants to learn to illustrate. All our workshops, courses, projects and programmes are taught by professional illustrators who share their expertise and passion.Whether you’re a student, teacher, family, lifelong learner or practicing illustrator yourself, we have a learning opportunity for you to develop your skills, confidence, knowledge and practice.Free teaching resources
Key Stage 2 Resources
Designed to help you use illustration techniques in the classroom to support teaching and learning in science and humanities, while developing art and design skills.
- Teaching resources: Refugee Experiences
- Teaching resources: Illustrating Science
- Teaching resources: Illustrating the Curriculum
We are delighted to invite you to take part in Shemza Digital, a new online project where you can create your own digital painting based on the work of Pakistani modernist painter Anwarjalal Shemza. Created by Aphra Shemza & Stuart Batchelor.
The artwork invites the public to create their own computer art painting using elements such as style, forms, colors and aesthetics from Aphra's grandfather's work, the well-known modernist British/Pakistani painter Anwar Jalal Shemza.
This project is accessible for all ages and can be used to explore topics such as immigration, heritage alongside art and design.
Into Film puts film at the heart of the educational and personal development of children and young people across the UK.
Use this mood board template to map out your film ideas.
An activity to help you to develop and perfect your filmmaking skills.
Sort out the visual clues to create a film title. Play on your own or as a group.
Create your own thaumatrope and see how the illusion of moving image in film is created through the persistence of vision.
Templates to help you design hair and make-up for your characters.
The Reading Agency
As we enter a new year and find ourselves in lockdown, we wanted the first booklist of the year for children and young people to focus on books that we hope will inspire them to learn a new skill, support them during this hard time or have characters who they can escape into an adventure with. We hope there is something for everyone to enjoy.
We have hundreds of brilliant, free resources to download. This month there are digital packs for Storytime and Rhymetime, Gender Swapped Fairy Tales lesson plans, Teachers' Notes about The History of African and Caribbean Communities in Britain and a spooktacular digital pack of videos and discussion points for the new YA horror, The Witching Stone.
Arsenal Community Schools Programme
Home Learning Resources
The team at Arsenal in the Community have created some great resources for use at home for primary and secondary aged students. Resources are linked to the curriculum as well as physical education. and options across the Key Stages are available.