The National Curriculum provides schools with a framework of what to teach so that children across schools acquire the same basic knowledge and understanding in a range of subjects. It sets out an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of children’s knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.
Understanding the World ELG: Past and Present ‘Know some similarities and differences between things in the past and now.’
During your visit with us the children can wear medieval clothing and compare them to modern clothing. They can write (or make marks) with quills, ink and parchment and compare this to how they write at school.
‘Pupils should be taught about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.’
During your visit with us the children can wear medieval clothing and identify the people that would have worn them. They can place where in Faversham those people would have lived or worked.
‘Pupils should be taught about an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality.’
During your visit with us the children can learn about the Charters that changed Faversham. They can also wear medieval clothing that would have been worn by Faversham people.
‘Pupils should be taught about Magna Carta and the emergence of Parliament.’
During your visit with us the children can look at Magna Carta, including a translation of our 1300 version. They could pick out some of the relevant clauses that medieval parliament might deem most important, and those clauses which are still used in modern parliament.
‘GCSE specifications should include history from three eras including Medieval (500-1500).’
‘ Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of the periods studied: the chronology, individuals, events, developments and issues in the specified content.’
During your visit the children could create a timeline of medieval Faversham based on the charters we have and the information about our Abbey and Cinque Port link.
Please note that group bookings are given priorities on Mondays (other days, evenings and weekends by special arrangement – please phone Louise on 01795 503286).
For school/ children’s group bookings we would suggest a minimum of 2 hours. (This could be 9:30-11:30 or 13:00-15:00 or a whole day visit 9:30-15:00)
Groups may wish to extend their visit to a whole day by combining their visit with a Town Walk, which can be provided by Faversham Town Walks.
We can comfortably accommodate 30 children per visit, which must include a minimum ratio of:
1 adult per 6 children for EYFS and KS1 (ages 4-7)
1 adult per 10 children for KS2-4 (ages 7-16)
We have a classroom space next to the Visitor Information Centre to complete activities tailored to a specific key stage.
We also have a lunchtime space in the Guildhall, if you book a whole day.