In Shakespeare's Shoes

Arts Award - Explore

Arts Award - Explore

About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History, English (spoken language, writing composition) | Topics: Tudors | Session Type: Classroom-based

Be inspired by the Bard at Hampton Court!

Led by a costumed presenter, children will draw inspiration from the Tudor palace to inspire their own written or oral compositions.

Learning Objectives
Children will:

  • Understand the creative writing process, by taking part in it.
  • Explore poetry (in particular the English sonnet form) and gain confidence in its complexity and use of language.
  • Learn about Hampton Court as an important cultural site, directly and contemporarily linked to Shakespeare and the English Renaissance in creative writing, performance and poetry.

National Curriculum Links
This session supports:

  • English (spoken language)
  • Participate in performances.
  • Speak audibly and fluently.

English (Reading)

  • Listen to, read and discuss poetry.
  • Preparing poems to read aloud and perform
  • Identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.

English (Writing composition)

  • Discussing and recording ideas.
  • Performing their own compositions, using appropriate intonation, volume and movement so that meaning is clear.


  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.
  • A local history study.

Booking information

10.45 & 12.45
90 minutes
Up to 35 pupils
£105 plus admission

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