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Themed History Days
"Leisure and Entertainment in Tudor times" - Ideal for KS2 to learn about leisure and entertainment in the time of the Tudors. While the poor had little time for relaxation apart from on some feast days, the wealthy were enjoying a new life style. Houses became homes and gardens became places for enjoyment. The new rich were establishing themselves in comfortable and substantial houses and taking advantage of increased leisure time. Tour the Manor House to discover how the Washingtons lived and entertained. Learn sixteenth century dances, sing a simple song and enjoy typical games of the period, such as Catch Quoits, Three Men's Morris, Put and Take and the Game of the Goose!
"Childhood in the Tudor times" - KS2 pupils can relive childhood in the times of the Tudors. Discover how the eleven Washington children lived and played in the Manor House as you explore 3 Tudor rooms. Compare their lives to those of poorer children and with children today. Experience writing with quill and ink, using the Tudor alphabet, as children would have done in a 16th century school room but beware the birch! Enjoy some rare playtime with authentic style 16th century toys and games: show your skill with marbles, catch quoits and the strategic game of Nim.
"Rich and Poor in the Tudor times" - An outstanding opportunity for KS2 pupils to experience life in the time of the Tudors for both the wealthy and the poor. Tour the Manor House to discover how the Washingtons lived and what life was like for their servants. Explore the reasons and neccessity for "good marriages", take part in a courtly dance and also a more raucous dance enjoyed by the commoners. Participate in an interactive role-play in order to open a window into the life of Lord of the Manor, Lawrence Washington, as well as the ordinary working folk of the village.
Sulgrave Manor is the proud recipient of The Sandford Award for Heritage Education, July 2016