Key stage 2 sessions

School students attend a tour at Hampton Court Palace in the Tudor apartments.

King Henry's Court

Students are encouraged to use the palace as a primary source as they explore the notion of hierarchy and status within the Tudor court.

Key stage 2
Subject: History
Topic: Tudors
Session type: Route-based

Exploring Tudor kitchens

Through active exploration and participation children will learn about the foods cooked and consumed at the palace and the necessary roles required to deliver this.

Key stage 2
Subject: History
Topics: Tudors
Session type: Route-based

School students attend a tour at Hampton Court Palace in the Tudor apartments.

Investigating King Henry

Using replica objects based on historical artefacts and excerpts from contemporary Tudor sources, children will find out how the past is constructed from a range of sources and discuss concepts such as bias.

Key stage 2
Subject: History
Topic: Tudors
Session type: Exploring evidence, Classroom-based

School students attend a tour at Hampton Court Palace in the Tudor apartments.

Jobs at court

New session for 2022

This session focuses on some of the lesser-known jobs occupied by children and explores some of the interesting stories of the adult courtiers who might have been their role models.

Key stage 2
Subject: History
Topics: Tudors
Session type: Route-based

Photo of a live interpreter in the Tudor Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace

A royal Christmas celebration

Returning for 2022

Discover how royalty celebrated at Hampton Court Palace in the past. Us the palace as evidence for unlocking the past and explore through games, storytelling and craft.

Key stage 2
Subject: History
Topics: Tudors, Stuarts, Victorians
Session type: Seasonal

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

New session for 2022

This sensory session takes advantage of the beauty and tranquillity of the gardens of the palace, giving 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

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.