The Clerk's Fantastic Feast

About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History | Topics: Tudors | Session Type: Digital Mission, Route-based

It is 1543 and Katherine Parr has just become Henry VIII’s sixth wife. It’s a dangerous job being married to Henry, so Queen Katherine wants to impress him with a surprise feast for all his court. She’s counting on you to help the clerk prepare this amazing banquet. If you fail, she could be in major trouble, so good luck! 

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This session supports:

  • Understanding how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
  • Understanding historical concepts such as similarity, difference and significance.
  • Understanding the methods of historical enquiry and consider how evidence is used to make historical claims.
  • Asking perceptive questions.

About Digital Missions

Digital missions are character-led adventures that encourage pupils to navigate and observe the palace spaces while solving challenges on an iPad.

Pupils are encouraged to use the palace as a primary source to weigh historical evidence. Working as part of a team, they will develop their perspective and judgement by exploring particular palace spaces in more detail.

Your school group will be shown a 'How to do a mission' film at the start and issued with one iPad between two pupils.

Supported by Mitsubishi Electric [Mitsubishi Electric logo]

Booking information

Monday, Tuesday
11.15,12.45, 13.15
One hour
£2.00 per pupil, plus £3.95 admission

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Classroom resources

Film 1 - Before your visit

Film 2 - Before your visit

Film 3 - After your visit

Film 4 - After your visit

The Clerk's Fantastic Feast: Teacher Toolkit

Lesson ideas and resources to support your classroom learning before and after your visit.

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Session Notes for Teachers

Key information about your school visit to Hampton Court.

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