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Teatime and Toys

About this session

Key Stage 1 | Subject: History, English (spoken language) | Topic: Victorians | Session Type: Route-based

Get your hands on history and discover similarities and differences between children's lives now and in the past by investigating toys.

Students will examine what toys and household objects were used in the Victorian times. Students will look at toys Queen Victoria would have played with as a child.

Students will handle replica objects, plus students make their own thaumatrope to take back to school with them.

National Curriculum Links
This session supports:

  • Exploring the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements (Queen Victoria).
  • Investigating significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
  • Developing an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.
  • Identifying similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.
  • Asking relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge.
  • Articulating and justifying answers, arguments and opinions.
  • Participating in discussions, role play and improvisations.

Booking information

Tuesday, Thursday
10.30, 11.45, 13.15
60 minutes
35 students
£93 per session (free student admission)

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Queen Victoria's Family Tree

Trace the royal lineage from King William III to Queen Victoria in this illustrated school resource.

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