Our hireable primary topic boxes

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Our hireable topic boxes are a massively popular and original resource which allows you to bring pupils' learning to life with many genuine and replica artefacts of outstanding quality of the like you would normally find in museums..

Each box comes with not only the many genuine and replica artefacts but also 360 degree rotatable views for use on ipads, matching lesson plans, a separate in-box activity and a video introduction to every artefact, ,making them a resource that extends far beyond the contents of the box!

 
 
 
 
 

Stone Age to Iron Age primary topic box

stone age primary school topic resource box
  • 360 online images of many of the artefacts for pupils to explore during and after the box hire

  • Free lesson plans to guide your use of the box

  • free video introduction to all artefacts

  • Sample items include: (safe, blunted) replica Stone Axe, antler tools, real animal fossil teeth, real bronze brooches, real flint tools plus much more!

  • In box task where pupils have to sort various stone age to iron age items into separate categories in groups in a carousel activity

Fossils primary topic box

rocks and fossils primary school topic resource box
  • 360 online images of many of the artefacts for pupils to explore during and after the box hire

  • Free lesson plans to guide your use of the box

  • free video introduction to all artefacts

  • Sample items include: mammoth tooth, trilobyte, tree fern, megalodon tooth, fish fossils plus many more!

  • In box task where pupils have to sort various fossils into separate categories in groups in a carousel activity

Romans primary topic box

  • 360 online images of many of the artefacts for pupils to explore during and after the box hire

  • Free lesson plans to guide your use of the box

  • free video introduction to all artefacts

  • Sample items include: replica child-size sword, replica chainmail, small altars, friezes, roman sundial, plus real coins, brooches and much more!

  • In box task where pupils have to sort various Roman items into separate categories in groups in a carousel activity

WW2 / Second World War primary topic box

WW2 primary school topic resource box
  • 360 online images of many of the artefacts for pupils to explore during and after the box hire

  • Free lesson plans to guide your use of the box

  • free video introduction to all artefacts

  • Sample items include: real blackout lamp, hats, evacuee suitcase, shrapnel, binoculars, replica bandages and much more!

  • In box Morse Code task where pupils send messages to their classmates!

WW1 / First World War primary topic box

WW1 primary school topic resource box
  • 360 online images of many of the artefacts for pupils to explore during and after the box hire

  • Free lesson plans to guide your use of the box

  • free video introduction to all artefacts

  • Contains a  full replica Soldier's pack: with food tins, a soldier's wash roll, personal equipment, bandages, a soldier's hat and much more!

  • 'Wear the pack' photo task where pupils can put the pack in when you atke their picture

Providing primary school workshops for key stage 1 and key stage 2 in the North West of England in the following areas:  Manchester, Oldham, Wigan, Trafford, Rochdale, St Helens, Warrington, Stockport, Bury, Tameside, Bolton,  Liverpool, Salford, (parts of) Cheshire, (parts of) Derbyshire and Lancashire

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