Meet the Soldier’s Wife
Listen to the soldier’s wife as she tells of life on a medieval military camp and how they live. Watch as she unpacks the basket and shows the things needed by her husband on campaign.
This is an interactive session where students can handle some of the artefacts – adequate space is needed to set out resources.
The session also includes an opportunity for the students to play some of the games of the period, played by both the soldiers on camp and children.
This session is suitable for KS2 and lasts 1 hour. The session is delivered by Christina in medieval costume.
Cost is £2.50 per student plus travel expenses. There is a catchment area for this session.
Add Session requires adequate space to set out resources.
Please contact Christina to discuss if you are interested.
National Curriculum Links:
This reflects a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality – The battle of Bosworth 1485.
Spoken Language: pupils will have the opportunity to
1a – listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers
1b – ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
1d – articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions
1e – give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes, including for expressing feelings.
1f – maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments
1g – use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas
A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
Comments from teachers after the session:
‘Lovely resources on show – good that all the children got to handle them.’
‘Thank you for a lovely afternoon.’