Children will explore the changing faces of childhood through the ages as they visit three different time periods.
They will visit the 1820s to see how work affected children from a very early age. Here life is all about work, with little opportunity for learning and school. By the 1890s school and education have became important and children will experience the school room where they will be expected to learn their 3 Rs. In the 1940s children’s life will have been turned upside down by the impact of war. At the Farm they will be expected to do the evacuees’ chores, before the interruption of an air raid and the need to take cover in the Anderson Shelter.
This activity fits into the local and post 1066 aspects of the History National Curriculum, for KS2. It will help pupils to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study and helping to draw out connections, contrasts and trends over time.
Target Age: Key Stage 2
Duration: 2 hours
Group size: Full class
Season: All year