leighton and the midddle east

Visiting the museum with your class

Leighton House Museum is a medium sized historic house. It is a comfortable and welcoming environment for school visits.
What we offer:
Costumed actress led sessions
Storytelling sessions

Preparation and follow up work in class
pre-visit
post-visit

Costumed actress led sessions

Costumed actress led sessions in the following subject areas:
Citizenship
History
Art & Design
Relevant Key Stages: 1, 2 & 3


Summary: Bring your class to the fantastic home of nineteenth century artist Frederic Leighton. Step back to the year 1889 and be shown around by his dynamic housekeeper Mrs Reed.

In interactive sessions your pupils will discover how:
British society interacted with other world cultures in the Victorian period
Why and how artwork from other countries can be inspiring
What did British artists paint in the nineteenth century
How people like Frederic Leighton travelled around the world before the invention of cars and planes
How cultures are still interacting today
Method: After being welcomed, your class will spend 45 minutes with our actress Mrs Reed exploring Leighton House Museum and finding out about its past owner Frederic Leighton. What did he paint, where did he travel to in the world and what did he see on these adventures. Pupils will have the opportunity to use handling collections containing objects and textiles from the Middle East and artefacts from the collections at the museum.

A further 30 minutes will then be spent on reflection time making use of writing and art based activities.

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Storytelling sessions

Storytelling sessions for:
English
EAL support
Relevant Key Stages: 1, 2 & 3


Summary: Bring your class to meet professional storyteller Roberto Lagnado and hear stories from around the world in the museum's amazing Arab Hall.

Method: After being welcomed, your class will spend 45 minutes listening to a story from a selected world culture (chosen in advance to fit in with school work).

A further 30 minutes will then be spent with your pupils writing and illustrating their own stories for recital.

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Preparation and follow up work in class

This website has been designed to assist teachers in pre and post visit planning. The following steps can be used for all subject areas you wish to work on:

Pre - Visit:
1) To assist your pupils in getting a sense of who Frederic Leighton was, see information contained in 'Leighton Biography' in the Extras box and amend to suit the needs of your class.

2) To familiarise your pupils with the museum, make use of our 'Virtual Tour' which is available in two formats (one format requires Flash 9, the other does not). Make use of our specially designed webquest or simply use the virtual tour as an engaging interactive whiteboard session with your class.

3) Use the website for your own research

Post - Visit:
To build on the experience of your visit to the museum make use of our subject activity sheets at:
KS1&2: Art and Design, Citizenship, cross curricular activities
KS3: Art and Design, Citizenship, History
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