Nursery & Early Years

Nursery & Early Years

We have developed a special set of resources featuring Ilbert the Dragon which can be used by Nursery and Early Years groups when making self-led visits to our museums. Through these resources Ilbert’s character provides ideas and suggests activities to help children engage with and explore the museum displays using themes such as shape, colour, number, size, sound and texture.

Ilbert the Dragon takes over at Pontefract Castle with his own set of resources designed to help Nursery and Early Years pupils explore and understand concepts such as new and old, big and small, near and far.

These resources are available FREE of charge to Nursery and Early Years groups making self-led visits to our museum and castle sites from September 2017, but booking is essential. If you would like to use the resources please notify us at least a week before your planned visit to make the request and to tell us which site you wish to visit, the date and time of your visit and the number and age of the children in your group. You can contact us at museumslearning@wakefield.gov.uk .

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