Location – Pickford’s House
Pupils will be greeted by Mrs Pickford’s servant…and may be introduced to the lady herself! As well as learning about how Mrs Pickford runs the house (and her own rather secret business), they will find out about the everyday lifestyle of Georgian society. They will also learn about Mr Pickford, the esteemed architect of many neoclassical buildings in the Midlands. All with lots of ‘upstairs-downstairs’ exploration.
OPTIONAL MAKE AND TAKE
Pupils will have the opportunity to make a Georgian lady’s fan (after having learned the ‘language of the fan’).
From the National curriculum Key stage 2: History
“Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study*. They should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.”
(*Having previously been taught, “the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods (for example Queen Victoria)” – Key stage 1).