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Work sheets, schools' packs and talks in the Coliseum

Cottage schools' pack; Welsh costume schools' pack; ; Alphabet work sheet; Agriculture work sheet; Dairy work sheet; Stone Age talk; Celts talk; Cottage talk

Cottage schools' pack

This pack, for use only in the reconstructed cottage in the Coliseum, contains items that the children may handle, but are not normally on display.

Welsh costume schools pack

This pack contains a Welsh hat that may be handled very carefully (but not worn); an apron and illustrations of men and women, some in traditional Welsh costume and others in ordinary work clothes.

WORKSHEETS

These worksheets can be downloaded from this page. See below

Agriculture work sheet

This work sheet is designed to encourage children to think about the objects in the agriculture display and compare the amount of work and labour required to run a farm in Victorian times with the present.

Dairy work sheet

This work sheet is designed to encourage children to think about the objects in the dairy display and compare them with modern equipment. Drawings are accompanied by a multiple choice answers. A detailed answer sheet is available for teachers to use as a follow-up to the visit back in the classroom. Some of the answers may be found in the museum labels.

QUIZ SHEETS

Alphabet quiz

This worksheet is designed for children who have done, or are waiting for, a specific activity in the museum. They are asked to find one object in the museum beginning with each letter of the alphabet (both Welsh and English alphabets are included). There are no specific answers, so they may explore the whole building to discover what excites and interests them.

They are also encouraged to find their favourite object in the museum; write something about it and draw a picture of it.

Dresser quiz

Draw in your own jugs, plates and bowls on the old Welsh dresser, then colour them in.

Cottage quiz

Spot the difference

TALKS IN THE COLISEUM

Stone age talk

The Curator can give a talk (in English) on the Stone Age, preferably to groups of 10-15 children. It can last 20-30 minutes. Children will be given objects to handle (from the Stone Age museum handling collection). This can be combined with a talk on the Celts (total length of the combined talk: 45 minutes).

Celts talk

The Curator can give a talk (in English) on the Celts, preferably to groups of 10-15 children. It can last 20 minutes. Relics of the Iron Age and Dark Age Celts in Wales are very rare so there are none available for handling. There is a model of Pen Dinas Hill Fort; a few sling stones; faint traces of a bronze brooch and replica 'spoons' on permanent display. This can be combined with a talk on the Stone Age (total length of the combined talk: 45 minutes).

Cottage talk

A member of the museum staff will give a talk in English or Welsh about life in a Ceredigion cottage of the late 19th century. Groups of up to 10 children sit on the floor of the cottage for up to 30 minutes while the objects around them are discussed. These discussions may raise questions about various aspects of life such as self-sufficiency; using limited resources; recycling and social life. After being in the cottage for a while, questions are raised about differences between the way of life of the Victorian inhabitants of such a cottage and modern life. Children are asked to list things that they have at home that are not in the cottage (running water, gas, electricity, toilet, bath, sink, oven, forms of entertainment, carpets).