The Clerk's Fantastic Feast

About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History | Topics: Tudors | Session Type: Digital Mission

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! 

National Curriculum Links
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

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10.30, 11.15, 12.45, 13.15
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
11.15, 12.45, 13.15
One hour
£2 per pupil, plus £3.85 admission

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