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EYFS/ Key stage 1 sessions

Early Years and Reception schoolchildren at Hampton Court Palace

Tudor Times

Children are introduced to simple primary source material and everyday historical terms in this hands-on session.

Key stage 1
Subject: History, English
Topics: Tudors
Session type: Classroom-based

Early Years and Reception schoolchildren at Hampton Court Palace.

Entertaining the tudors

Find out who did the entertaining at the Tudor court and the importance of their roles. Children will also have the chance to play some Tudor games themselves!

Key stage 1
Subject: History
Topics: Tudors
Session Type: Classroom/Route-based

The Kitchen Garden looking south east

Established in the late 17th century, the Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court produced vast amounts of fruit and vegetables for the royal table. Today, the garden has been re-created to its 18th century heyday, using the planting pattern laid down by the palace’s Georgian gardeners.

Wellbeing: Exploring Historic gardens

This sensory session takes advantage of the beauty and tranquility of the gardens of the palace. Give students the opportunity to take time out of ordinary curriculum-based learning.

Key stage 1
Subject: Wellbeing
Topics: Keeping well in the past and now
Session type: Route-based (gardens), seasonal

Two Historic Kitchen Staff in Tudor costume seated at either end of a large open log fire, cooking beef on a spit.

A royal christmas celebration

Experience Christmas like the royals! Discover how royalty celebrated at Hampton Court Palace in the past, through games, storytelling and craft.

Early Years Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1
Subjects: History, English
Topics: Tudors, Stuarts, Victorians
Session Type: Seasonal

Early Years and Reception schoolchildren at Hampton Court Palace

Once Upon a Time (EYFS)

New for Summer 2024

Can your children help a nervous new monarch as they explore the palace? Children will find clues and work together to teach their new friend how to be more confident, even when things are scary and new.

Early Years Foundation Stage
Subject: Literacy, PSHE
Topics: Historic environment 
Session Type: Route-based

Tracey Tooley investigating Hampton Court Palace with Tudor figures from history.

Learning resources

Looking for resources to use in the classroom with your students?

Browse all of our curriculum-based learning resources covering 1000 years of history, including the Tudors, Georgians and Victorians.

You'll find resources for Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5 and SEND.