Sessions and Resources
for 'Blakesley Hall'
An Elizabethan Christmas
See Blakesley Hall decorated for Christmas and discover how Tudor people celebrated the festive season.
Pupils will step back in time and meet...
Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plotters
In this interactive drama, pupils will learn why and how Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plotters planned their attack on the Houses of Parliament.
Build vocabulary and understanding by storyboarding...
Toys from the Past
Explore this special old house to learn about life in the past, then discover and play with toys used by children at Blakesley Hall.
Pupils will develop speaking and listening skills by describing...
Telling the Tale of the Great Fire of London
Consider how the Great Fire of London spread through this interactive session.
Learn how the materials that the houses were made from and the style they were built in helped the fire to spread by ...
Rich and Poor Tudors at Blakesley Hall
Learn about one of the oldest houses in Birmingham by investigating the domestic life of the wealthy Smalbroke family.
Contrast the lives of the Smalbrokes with their servants by exploring the hou...
A Rhyme Through Time
Build observational skills and extend vocabulary by using traditional rhyme, song and action to learn about the house and life in the past.
Pupils will see the type of fire Polly would put her k...