Upstairs, downstairs

About this session

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

Led by a costumed presenter, this session encourages children to use the palace as source material. They will explore the notion of hierarchy and status within the Tudor court and how these are reflected in the buildings of the palace.

This session develops children’s historical enquiry skills, highlighting that we can use architectural features and furnishings to understand the rank and status of those who would have used and occupied the lower and upper parts of the palace.

This session links well with The Ambassador's Secret Assignment digital mission.

Learning objectives

Children will:

  • Understand hierarchy and status within the Tudor court and how these are reflected in the buildings of the Tudor Palace.
  • Learn about the function and roles in a Tudor court.
  • Develop methods of historical enquiry through using the palace as source material to understand how evidence is used to make historical claims.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:

History

  • Exploring a theme in British history that extends chronological knowledge beyond 1066.
  • Understanding the methods of historical enquiry and how evidence is used to make historical claims.
  • Understanding how knowledge of the past is constructed through sources.

Booking information

Availability

Monday - Friday
10.30, 11.45, 13.15
Duration
60 minutes

Capacity

Up to 35 pupils

Price

£95 plus admission

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