Schools who book onto our facilitated learning programme can select a 60-minute learning session in addition to their tour. All sessions have been developed to support teaching the National Curriculum and are reviewed to match any changes.


The Nene Valley Romans - KS2


During this session learners will explore what life was like for Romans in the Nene valley. They will handle original objects and try to identify their purpose, read and write roman curses using roman ink, and create a Roman clay oil lamp to take home.


How do we know what happened in the past? - KS2


During this session learners will explore the evidence that archaeologists use when learning about the past. They will identify, compare and contrast different pottery sherds to identify their uses. Learners will also make and excavate a fake coprolite and develop an understanding of the excavation process.


Coming soon

Life in the Nene Valley during "Pre-history" - KS1 & 2


This session explores what life was like for people who lived in the Nene valley during the stone, bronze, and iron ages. Learners will handle original objects, comparing their uses with the tools we use today and try to identify their purpose. They will also have a go at reading and writing Roman curses using roman ink, and create a Roman clay oil lamp to take home.


Coming soon

Why settle in the Nene Valley? - KS2

A history and geography based session in which we explore how the geographical landscape of the Chester House Estate influenced our ancestors with a particular focus on:

  • Why choose this area as a settlement
  • Diet
  • Development of industry/craft

Coming soon

Outdoor Learning

We are currently developing a variety of sessions which will be based in our wider landscape. These will be appropriate for both KS1 and KS2 and will focus on:

  • Habitats and Homes
  • Minibeasts
  • Why should we help feed winter birds
  • Building homes for insects
  • Pollination of plants and the importance of bees

If you have any other questions then please contact our Learning and Heritage Officer Natasha at natasha.riley@northnorthants.gov.uk.