Key stages 1 and 2 | The Fashion Museum

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Key stages 1 and 2

90 minute interactive sessions based on the National Curriculum are held at the Fashion Museum. Pupils will be encouraged to develop their speaking and listening skills in whole class, small groups and by individual work.

Download the Key Stage 1 and 2 Teacher Pack here.

Key Stage 1

Toys of the past

A lively 90 minute explorer session investigating and handling a range of toys from the past. Find out what the toys are made from and how they work.

The Clothes we Wear

Discover clothing past and present whilst exploring the Fashion Museum's special exhibition of the history of fashion. Handle and examine different fabrics and make a T shirt design.

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Have fun in our new creative session exploring the shoes in our collection through this well-loved tale. Find out about the different types of shoes we wear and create a special 2D shoe using felt and an interesting range of collage materials.

Key Stage 2

Down the Decades

Explore fashion from the 20th Century in our display of A History of Fashion in 100 Objects. Use colour to design a fashion based on your sketches. Choose a decade and make 60s black and white, geometric or 70s zany bright design. See designs by Mary Quant, Jean Muir and Yves Saint Laurent.

Investigating Pattern

Follow our trail to investigate pattern. Evaluate how patterns work in textiles and create a new design for an item of clothing. Explore historic patterns, embroidery and modern designs by Mary Quant, Dior and Galliano.

Shoe special

Explore shoes in our displays and handling collection. See shoes from 1700 to Nike trainers. Investigate how shoes are made and reproduce a shoe from a paper pattern. Develop the paper shoe and strengthen the shoe and upper using coloured papers.