Primary Schools Programme

For Key Stage 2

Explore Lauderdale House for free and use one of our three self-led sessions. Activities have been designed in partnership with St Michael’s Church of England Primary School for the Curriculum based around engaging and exciting stories from the history of the House. The resources enable pupils to explore local history with practical examples and creative activities.

“I learnt a lot about the history of the House. The backstories were very intense and amazing!” Year 6 Pupil, St Michael’s C of E Primary School

Complete one or more of the following activities:

1. Lives of the Tudors

What would it have been like to live in a Tudor House? What materials did the Tudors use to build the House? Find out what made the Tudors hide strange shoes and wonderful chickens in the walls of the House and what happened when they were taken away.

Cross-curricular: History, English, Art and Design, Science

2. Lives of the Stuarts

What would it be like to live in a time when you are not able to practice your religion freely? Explore the story of William Mead, an important resident of Lauderdale House. He was a member of the Quaker faith and he fought hard to practice his religion. Important legal changes were made because of his actions.

Cross-curricular: History, Religious Studies, PSHE, Drama

3. Lives of the Victorians

How was the House used during Victorian times? Become a detective and use clues to find out who used the House. Explore why the House and Waterlow Park were given to the people of London by Sir Sydney Waterlow for us to enjoy today.

Cross-curricular: History, English, Art and Design, PSHE

You can download some of our activities from the links below.

Further information

• Free resources provided (including Lauderdale House information pack for teachers, pre-visit introduction to Lauderdale House lesson plan and PowerPoint, session plan, activity sheets, storybook and follow-up activity)

• Optional pre-visit for teachers

• Space to have packed lunches and leave coats and bags

• Option to visit the beautiful public park we are located in

• Option to complete Arts Award Discover

To book please contact: Maddy Gilliam, Heritage Education Officer, / 020 8348 8716