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Once upon a time

In collaboration with the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE)

In collaboration with the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE)

about this session

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

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.

Led by a costumed presenter, this interactive and multi-sensory session encourages children to develop their communication and language skills. The historic palace gives children opportunities to experience a rich language environment and develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves.

Learning objectives

Children will:

  • Explore the palace in a route-based session.
  • Engage with stories, characters, buildings and objects at Hampton Court Palace, discovering the world around them.
  • Learn new vocabulary and develop skills needed to retell a story.
  • Create, play and explore in their own unique way as they visit Hampton Court Palace.

EYFS framework links

This session supports:

  • Speaking: Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately.
  • Listening and attention: Children listen to stories and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.
  • Understanding: Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events. 

Booking Information

Availability - New for summer 2024 
Summer term only 

July 17 

Session times
10.30 & 12.30

45 minutes
Up to 35 pupils

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