Make history come to life with Charlie Lupton’s ‘Build a Tudor House’, ‘Build a Viking Longship’, ‘Build Roman Siege Weapons’, ‘Build an Egyptian Pyramid’ and ‘Build a Spitfire’ days. The days are specifically designed for the Key Stage 2 History curriculum. However, the Roman Day is also excellent as a KS3 practical Science Day with problem solving.
Children have the hands-on experience of building a piece of ‘living history’. They will use all the learning styles to solve problems as they work in teams, enjoy themselves AND learn history. Children will steep themselves in history for the day as they assemble scaled artifacts from different historical periods.
As well as constructing the large-scale artifacts, children enjoy a range of activities specifically related to the main project, giving them an insight into the processes involved in building a Tudor house, a Viking Longship or Roman siege weapons (which are very similar to Greek ones!). The House is large enough to sit 30 children in. The Longship is 5.5m long and the Onagars fire [soft] ‘rocks’ up to 20m. The Egyptian Pyramid, will be 3m tall, 4.5m square at the base.