Teatime and toys

About this session

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

What would a princess eat for breakfast? How did Victorians make moving images? Get your hands on history and discover similarities and differences between children's lives now and in the past by investigating Victorian food and toys.

Led by a costumed presenter, children will delight in discovering one of Princess Victoria’s tea parties. By examining the food, household objects and toys they will uncover how Victorian’s lives differed from our own.

Learning objectives

Children will:

• Examine toys to understand how objects can tell us about people’s lives in the past.
• Describe the characteristics of old and new objects.
• Contrast Victorian life with the present.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:

• Identifying similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.
• Understanding some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.
• Exploring the lives of significant individuals in the past (Queen Victoria).

Booking information

Available until end of summer term 2019
Tuesday, Thursday
10.30, 11.45, 13.15
60 minutes
35 students
£95 per session (free student admission)

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