Home Educators Day

Home Educators Day

9 Nov, 20229 Nov, 2022

£10/£13

Be inspired by the wonders of space and science and join us for our Home Educators Day. This is a fantastic opportunity to take part in an action packed day of learning and interactive activities, to support children’s learning and to spark the curiosity that will continue to develop their schooling adventures at home, tailored to key stages 1 and 2.

We will also be offering an autism friendly quiet hour for Home Educators from 9am to 10am. Noise levels in our exhibitions will be reduced, with the aim to make our exhibition more accessible to visitors with additional needs. If you would like to attend this, book on to your key stage below, and then please send an email to jodrelleducation@manchester.ac.uk to let our team know you will be arriving at this earlier time.

Respectfully, please only request this 9am arrival time, if you’re visiting with a child that will benefit from this provision.

Read our Autism Familiarisation Guide to help you prepare for your visit, and give you an idea of what to expect on the day.

Take a look at the following itineraries available:

KEY STAGE 1

Learn about the Sun and the Moon in our Space Dome and discover the excitement of the first night at Jodrell Bank with our presenter-led session.

An approximate KS1 day schedule will be as follows:

  • Arrival 10:00
  • Curriculum based planetarium session in our Space Dome
  • Free time to explore the exhibitions
  • Lunch Time (Indoor space will be provided)
  • Free time to explore the exhibitions
  • A presenter-led session “First Night at Jodrell Bank”
  • Structured part of the day finishes at 2pm, but you’re welcome to carry out exploring our exhibitions and grounds until closing time at 5pm.

KEY STAGE 2

Tour the Solar System and discover constellations in our Space Dome. During a presenter-led session we will use demonstrations to explore how telescopes, like the Lovell telescope, have changed our view of the Universe.

An approximate KS2 day schedule will be as follows:

  • Arrival 10:00
  • A presenter-led science show about the evolution of telescopes, including the Lovell Radio telescope.
  • Free time to explore the exhibitions
  • Lunch Time (Indoor space will be provided)
  • Free time to explore the exhibitions
  • Curriculum based planetarium session in our Space Dome
  • Structured part of the day finishes at 2pm, but you’re welcome to carry out exploring our exhibitions and grounds until closing time at 5pm.