Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1

A visit to Hampton Court Palace supports the teaching of the new Primary History Curriculum at Key Stage 1.

 

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Mathematical Mayhem at the Palace 

(Maths Mayhem)

Meet a member of the Tudor household and solve a real life Tudor maths problem!

Curriculum links: Maths, History, English

This session is specifically designed to encourage problem solving and mathematical thinking within a historical context.  Pupils are given the opportunity to help solve real life maths problems faced by the Tudor household of King Henry VIII.

Led by a costumed presenter, pupils are taken through the Tudor route finding out about the daily lives of both servants and nobility whilst solving maths problems along the way. Pitched at a mixed ability level, pupils will have the opportunity to extend their maths skills further through group work and individual challenges. Focus will be on: Number; Geometry; and Measurement.

This session is based partly on route and partly in the classroom.

When: Thursdays & Fridays; 10.30, 11.45 and 13.15
Duration: One hour
Price: £93 plus admission

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Plants and Princes 

Curriculum links: History, Geography, Science, Art & Design, Design & Technology

Take a walk through history as you explore the Royal Gardens of Hampton Court Palace where kings and queens once walked. Take a tour through history from the formal Tudor and Stuart gardens to the landscape gardens and wildernesses of the Georgians. Find out how the royal gardeners grew plants from many far flung lands for their majesties to eat, to cure them when they got sick and simply to look at and enjoy.

Pupils will learn how the gardens changed according to the fashions of the day, the different ways in which the plants were used, where they came from and how the gardeners looked after them.

Please note that this is an outdoor session so pupils will need to bring appropriate outdoor wear. The session will still take place outdoors unless weather conditions are extreme, in which case it will take place inside the palace.

When: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays; 10.30, 11.45 and 13.15. Available April-October.
Duration: One hour
Price: £93 plus admission

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A Royal Tudor Christening 

(Tudor Christening)

Curriculum links: History, English (spoken language)

It’s 1537 and King Henry VIII’s baby son Edward is soon to be christened at Hampton Court. The palace is a hive of activity as servants and courtiers prepare for the celebrated event. Led by a costumed presenter, this session encourages pupils to think about the preparations that would have taken place in the lead up to the christening. Based partly in the classroom and partly on-route in the Tudor state apartments, the session uses objects to encourage pupils to find out about Tudor courtly celebrations.  

This session supports schools wishing to focus on significant historical events, people and places in their locality and also has a focus on spoken English.

The session is designed for classes of up to 35 children.

When: Thursdays and Fridays; 10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration: One hour
Price: £93 plus admission

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Lesson ideas (PDF, 181KB) >
Lesson slides (PDF, 2MB) >

 

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Tudor Times (Arts Award - Discover)

Curriculum links: History, English (spoken language)

This fun and interactive classroom-based session provides pupils with the opportunity to find out about life at Tudor court, and to make comparisons with their own lives. Pupils are introduced to primary source material and everyday historical terms in this hands-on session.

The session focuses on:
•Object handling
•Tudor clothes
•Making a Tudor hat
•Learning a Tudor dance popular with Henry VIII

This session supports schools wishing to focus on significant historical events, people and places in their locality and also has a focus on spoken English.

The session is designed for classes of up to 35 children.

When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration: One hour
Price: £93 plus admission

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Lesson ideas (PDF, 181KB) >
Lesson slides (PDF, 4MB)>
Watch our video on how to greet the king >

 

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