School Workshops

Magical History Tour

Magical History TourSuitable for … Key Stages 2 and 3.

Cross-curricular … Music, History, PE, Dance.

National curriculum skills covered … communication; working with others; improving own learning and performance; problem solving; and thinking skills

 

A whistle-stop tour through the music, history and lives of the middle ages, renaissance, and baroque periods. (And we can bring it bang up to date, if you prefer, taking in the Victorians, music hall, and pop songs!)

 

Magical History TourChoose from the following elements for your day, so that pupils can:

  • sing a mediaeval song, a renaissance (Tudor) song and a baroque song
  • learn how to dance the pavan and galliard
  • learn about different musical instruments in different historical periods
  • play a mediaeval or renaissance instrument
  • compose a song in the style of a period from history
  • consider and decide, in groups, when the most dangerous and safest periods of history were
  • consider and decide, in groups, which period of history they’d most like to live in
  • interview Andy and Ian about their lives as historical characters, including projected period art

The Tudors

Henry VIIISuitable for …
Key Stages 2 and 3.

Cross-curricular …
Music, History, PE, Dance.

National curriculum skills covered …
communication; working with others; improving own learning and performance; problem solving; and thinking skills

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Blow, Bow, Pluck, Strike and Sing

Blow BlowSuitable for …
Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.

Cross-curricular …
Music, History, PE, Dance.

National curriculum skills covered …
communication; working with others; improving own learning and performance; problem solving; and thinking skills

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In preparation and available soon …

  • The Gunpowder Plot

    Suitable for … Key Stages 2 and 3. The social context that led to the gunpowder plot and its long aftermath, as reflected in the music of the day.

  • Musical Seasons

    Suitable for … Key Stages 1 and 2. Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, as depicted in songs, art and music.

  • Mystery Play

    Suitable for … Key Stages 2 and 3. A chance for pupils to take part in a mystery play, the great regular theatrical event of the middle ages and renaissance, performed by ordinary villagers and tradesmen.