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.

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.

Want to inspire a new generation of sustainable fashion designers? 

Fashion and Fairytale are hosting a free community competition and invite students of all abilities from KS1, KS2, Secondary and Undergraduate schools and colleges to submit nature inspired outfit designs by 31 January 2020. Winning designs will not only receive fantastic prizes, but also be created and exhibited alongside international fashion designer Cindy Beadman's iconic gowns at the Assembly Rooms from 2-6 August 2020.

Download their free teaching resources and competition entry form here.