History & Religious Education

School Workshops

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Workshops

 

At home with the Tudors

History: KS1 significant historical events, people and places in their own locality; KS2 study of an aspect or theme in British history beyond 1066; KS3 the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509 – 1745

Immerse yourselves in the smells and sights of times gone by. Take a tour of the 15th century Merchant’s House with the merchant’s housewife, try on historic clothing and discover what it was really like to live in the Tudor age

This workshop can also be run as ‘At home with the Middle Ages’ if you are covering the medieval period.

This workshops works particularly well alongside ‘Building a Tudor house’, ‘Tudor princes, pests & pennies’ and ‘Tudor toys & games’

Building a Tudor house

History: KS1 significant historical events, people and places in their own locality; KS2 study of an aspect or theme in British history beyond 1066; KS3 the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509 – 1745

Design Technology: KS1 & KS2 design, make (tools and materials) and use technical knowledge

Who built these historic buildings and why? How were timber-framed buildings constructed? Learn about 15th and 16th century construction methods

This workshop is idea for pupils studying the Medieval or Tudor ages and works particularly well alongside ‘Life in a Tudor house & shop’

The newly restored Old Baptist Chapel, a 500 year old building with a varied history having been a medieval home, Baptist meeting place and Victorian cottages. Today it is an attractive and much-loved local heritage building.

The newly restored Old Baptist Chapel, a 500 year old building. It has served as a medieval home, Baptist meeting place and Victorian cottages.

NEW! Discovering places of worship

History: KS1 significant historical events, people and places in their own locality; KS2 study of an aspect or theme in British history beyond 1066; KS3 the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509 – 1745

Also suitable for Religious Studies GCSE and SMSC

Enjoy a guided tour of the Old Baptist Chapel, an early non-conformist meeting house, standing in the shadow of Tewkesbury Abbey. This facilitated workshop will also include the opportunity to visit the abbey.

NEW! Saving historic buildings

History: KS1 significant historical events, people and places in their own locality; KS2 study of an aspect or theme in British history beyond 1066; KS3 the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509 – 1745

This is also a suitable workshop for those studying conservation and historic building architecture at post-sixteen and graduate level

How have buildings changed over time? Why should they be saved? Pupils will use old photographs to identify change, tour the museum’s wonderful medieval buildings and create their own historic building model to take back to school

NEW! Secrets & Sermons

History: KS2 study of an aspect or theme in British history beyond 1066; KS3 the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509 – 1745

The history of the Old Baptist Chapel, possibly the oldest of its type in existence, is the story of faith in the face of persecution and of eventual tolerance. Using primary sources, discover how the Tewkesbury Baptists developed their church in secret, using codes to protect their members, baptisms under cover of darkness to avoid detection and their eventual acceptance in the local area. This workshop will involve code-breaking and writing with quills!

Tudor princes, pests & pennies: Tudor attitudes to wildlife

History: KS1 significant historical events, people and places in their own locality; KS2 study of an aspect or theme in British history beyond 1066; KS3 the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509 – 1745

Science: KS1 Animals; KS2 Animals and Living things & their habitats

Mathematics: KS1 developing confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers and counting; KS2 solving problems with addition and subtraction using concrete objects and pictorial representations; KS3 add and subtract numbers mentally

How much did the Tudors pay for a fox’s head and why? What does a mole’s coat feel like? Which animal did they believe turned into a witch? A very engaging, cross-curricular session using the natural history collection to learn about Tudor folklore & attitudes.

This workshop works very well alongside ‘At home with the Tudors’ and ‘Tudor toys & games’

Tudor toys & games: life before TV!

History: KS1 significant historical events, people and places in their own locality; KS2 study of an aspect or theme in British history beyond 1066; KS3 the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509 – 1745

A play session using Tudor board games, crafts and toys to discover what children’s leisure time was like in the past.

This interactive session is ideal for younger children and for pupils who benefit from more doing and less listening. We recommend this session to support ‘At home with the Tudors’ or ‘Building a Tudor House’.

Blood, guts and a bit off the top! Meet the Tudor barber surgeon

History: KS1 significant historical events, people and places in their own locality; KS2 study of an aspect or theme in British history Tudor Barber Surgeonbeyond 1066; KS3 the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509 – 1745

Discover the horrors of 15th and 16th century medicine. Feeling ill? Our Barber Surgeon has cures for all!

This workshop can also be run as the Medieval or Stuart Barber Surgeon if that suits your curriculum better.

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