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REPLICA APOLLO SPACESUIT WORKSHOP FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

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PUPILS WILL LEARN ..

 

About the lives of Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria.

 

 

MATCHING WORKSHOP

 

Our Victorian inventions workshop is a perfect match to any studies of Queen Victoria, which can also be used as part of a ‘famous people’ day in conjunction with other famous people featured here.  It features over 40 genuine inventions and pupils even get to power a model of Stephenson’s Rocket around a 25ft track.

 

 

RESOURCES AND SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

 

OUR RESOURCES (see downloads at top of page):

 

Powerpoint for both people

Written profiles of Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria

Wordsearch puzzle for Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria

Many resource downloads for the Victorian topic at www.victorianworkshop.co.uk in the resources section

 

SUGGESTED EXTERNAL RESOURCES:

(please note that we hold no responsibility for external resources and that it is up to you to check for suitability)

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/elizabeth_i

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/tudors/kings/elizabeth1.htm

http://www.ducksters.com/biography/women_leaders/queen_elizabeth_1.php

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/victorians/victoria.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/victoria

 

 

Suggested activities:

 

LITERACY:

Diary entries for both persons at key moments in their life / letters from each person / story from the point of view of someone watching key moments in their lives / small non-fiction fact cards (similar to enclosed profiles).

 

ROLE-PLAY AREA SUGGESTIONS:

A tudor castle / Victorian inventor’s workshop / Francis Drake’s ship / Great exhibition.    

 

NUMERACY:

Maths based on the following: length of both reigns / Victorian money (e.g. 20 shillings in a pound and 12 shillings to a penny – resource and Victorian souvenir coins available at www.coinhistory.co.uk).  

 

ART / DT:

Draw or paint both women from portraits from the time / look at the clothing and do a collage made of different fabrics / make cardboard sailing ships.

 

GEOGRAPHY:  

Look at a world map from both times / compare size of empires / look where Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh sailed and where the potato and tobacco came from.

FREE Key Stage 1 'Significant Individuals'

(i.e. famous people) 2014 National Curriculum lesson plans:

 

LESSON PLAN 1: Elizabeth I & Queen Victoria

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