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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Ages 3–6 (Early Years, Foundation and Key Stage 1)

Resources

Age 3-6: Kakiemon elephant

From exploring numbers, colours, shapes and patterns in the many galleries to interactive taught sessions tailored to the national curriculum, the British Museum is a place for discovery for young children.


Visiting the British Museum with the under-5s 
Age 2–4 (Early Years)

Visiting the British Museum with Early Years and Foundation Stage 
Age 3–5 (EYFS)

Visiting the British Museum with Key Stage 1 
Age 6–7 (Key Stage 1)

Maths: 2D shape 
Age 5–7 (Foundation & KS1)

Maths: colour 
Age 5–7 (Foundation & KS1)

Maths: pattern 
Age 5–7 (Foundation & KS1)

Sessions

School session

An African story for young writers

R & KS1

This session uses storytelling and object handling to explore African stories.

School session

Museum maths

R & KS1

Use the Museum's African galleries to explore shape, pattern, colour and counting.

School session

Printmaking for young artists

N,R & KS1

Use the Museum’s Chinese galleries to inspire and make a printing tile.

School session

African animals

N,R & KS1

Young students identify African animals from models, whiteboard images and video.

School session

Clothes from around the world

N,R & KS1

Young students look at traditional and modern clothing from around the world.

School session

Music of Africa

KS1

Students explore rhythms from different regions of Africa and create their own music.


Books

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