Home for a King

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Key Stage 1 | Subject: History, English, Drama | Topic: Medieval | Session Type: Route-based

Did King Edward I wear pyjamas? Find out the answer to this and many other fascinating questions.

A costumed presenter portraying a member of the royal household will assist pupils to examine replica artefacts to understand the workings of a medieval palace. The King's bed chamber will come to life with stories of the Tower's fascinating past comparing medieval home life with our lives today.

Learning objectives
Children will:

  • Learn about life in a medieval palace by investigating Edward I’s bedchamber.
  • Develop their skills of empathy and communication through interacting with a presenter.
  • Use their discoveries to draw comparisons between their own lives and the lives of people in the past.

National Curriculum links
This session supports:

  • Extending chronological knowledge of significant events in British history beyond 1066.
  • Development of historical enquiry skills.
  • Development of speaking and listening skills and asking perceptive questions.

Booking information

Monday to Friday
10.30, 12.00, 13.30
45 minutes
Up to 35 children
£95 plus admission 

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