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Additional resources

In addition to on-site facilitator-led sessions, we have a variety of free self-guided trails and bookable resources to help bring the Palace to your classroom.

Bookable resources:

Storytelling bags

Maisy Goes to the Museum

Our new storytelling bag, Maisy Goes to the Museum, is now available. This storytelling bag allows nursery and reception-aged children to recreate Maisy’s trip to the museum by dressing puppets in costumes of different historical periods, encouraging dexterity and creativity.

The storytelling bag brings to life inspiring characters from Maisy Goes to the Museum – Maisy the mouse, Charley the crocodile, Tallulah the duck, Cyril the squirrel and Eddie, the elephant. This experience supports children’s communication skills and reading creatively.

The storytelling bag is available for bookings from early years settings and can be kept for up to 2 weeks.

Suitable for: EYFS
Curriculum link: Foundation stage curriculum
Price: £25.00
Book now: email education@fulhampalace.org

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Our storytelling bag The Very Hungry Caterpillar promotes and inspires nursery and reception children to recreate the adventures of the hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an abundant range of foods.

The storytelling bag includes The Very Hungry Caterpillar storybook by Eric Carle, a wooden caterpillar toy and replica food items made of felt.

The book and caterpillar encourage creativity, dexterity and narrative skills including supporting the early development of reading. All of the food items included in the bag provide a tactile, sensory experience for the children.

The storytelling bag is available for bookings from early years settings and can be borrowed for up to two weeks.

Suitable for: EYFS
Curriculum link: Foundation stage curriculum
Price: £25.00
Book now: email education@fulhampalace.org

Artefact loan boxes

Romans

This is a box containing authentic and replica Roman objects for children to handle. It enables pupils to learn about the Roman villa that was located on the Fulham Palace site.

This resource:

  • fully supports the National Curriculum objectives of understanding a local historical site and its significance locally and internationally
  • provides three activities ensuring an in-depth study of Romans located at Fulham Palace
  • allows children to handle real Roman objects, raise questions and connect with the Roman world
  • develops historical investigative skills to raise and answer questions about Roman diets and shopping habits
  • enables children to become more familiar with local, national and international trading patterns with Fulham
  • contains full teacher information notes on the objects and activities

Suitable for: KS1 & KS2
Price: £25.00.
Book now: email education@fulhampalace.org

Victorians

This is a box containing authentic and replica Victorian objects for children to handle. It enables pupils to imagine and experience preparing for Victorian tea parties to entertain the thousands of visitors who arrived regularly at the Palace.

This resource:

  • fully supports the National Curriculum’s objectives to identify similarities and differences in Victorian social diversity by exploring relationships between people living at Fulham Palace
    provides three activities ensuring an in-depth study of Victorian life at Fulham Palace.
  • Enables pupils to actively engage with authentic Victorian artefacts to generate observation, curiosity and to connect with the reality of history
  • contains full teacher information notes on the objects and activities

Suitable for: KS1 & KS2
Price: £25.00.
Book now: email education@fulhampalace.org

Self-guided trails

Adinkra resistance trail

Adinkra symbols are used across Africa to tell stories, provide information and give life lessons. Explore the latest exhibition by following the Adinkra symbol, Kwatakye Atiko, throughout the museum and historic rooms. Answer the questions, complete the trail and explore the resistance exhibition.

Suitable for: KS2
Price: free
Book now: email education@fulhampalace.org

Archaeology

Roman settlers, Saxon squatters and Viking invaders- people have lived on the Fulham Palace site for thousands of years. These layers of history are peeled back by archaeologists, who uncover the hidden stories of the long-lost residents.

Explore the Palace using your skills of detection (and a dollop of imagination) to become a young archaeologist.

Follow the trail and piece together fragments of history to discover more exciting stories of Fulham Palace.

Suitable for: KS1 & KS2
Price: free
Book now: email education@fulhampalace.org

Palace architecture

Fulham Palace was the home of the Bishops of London and they made lots of changes to the Palace over the years.

Today the Palace is a mixture of Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buildings. Can you tell the difference between them?

Follow the trail and explore the history of the site through its architecture.

Suitable for: KS1 & KS2
Price: free
Book now: email education@fulhampalace.org

The secret Palace

Fulham Palace was home to the Bishops of London for over a thousand years and each left their mark on the Palace.

Can you become a history detective and search out the clues around the building that will help us uncover the secret Palace? Under your feet, above your head, there are clues everywhere…

Suitable for: KS1 & KS2
Price: free
Book now: email education@fulhampalace.org

Beasts & Bishops

Fulham Palace was the home of the Bishops of London for over 1,300 years… But before the Bishops, we know the Palace has been home to all sorts of animals for 6,000 years!

Explore the house and garden and meet some of the beasts and Bishops that have called the Palace their home.

Suitable for: KS1 & KS2
Price: free
Book now: email education@fulhampalace.org

Online resources:

The Palace Cat - Video storytelling

Volunteer and communities manager Rachel Bagnall-Bray reads the exciting adventures of Tom and Matilda as they whizz through Fulham Palace’s history, with Edmund the time-travelling cat as their mischievous guide!

Suitable for: EYFS

Watch the video. 

Voices from the past - remote learning session

This remote learning session allows children to understand more about the past by introducing the history of Fulham Palace.

This free resource:

  • develops an understanding of a chronologically secure knowledge of British local history
  • enables pupils to become more skilled in noticing similarities and differences
  •  is for children learning at home
  •  lasts 16 mins
  • is easy to use as the images and videos play automatically
  •  includes an activity that asks the children to write or record their response
  • covers National Curriculum links for Stone Age, Romans, Tudor and Victorian times.

Suitable for: Key Stage 2

View the session.

Voices from the past - Teacher taught resource for remote or classroom learning

These materials are very similar to the pupils’ resources, enabling the teacher to lead a session from the information provided. The response activity – the creation of a soundscape of voices – is different to the written or recorded work outlined in the pupils’ resource.

This free resource:

  • develops an understanding of a chronologically secure knowledge of British local history
  • enables pupils to become more skilled in noticing similarities and differences
  •  is for both children in the classroom and at home
  • is for KS2 and lasts around 45 mins;
  • is a teacher taught PowerPoint
  • has full teacher presentation notes
  • is easy to use allowing teachers to respond to children’s ideas and questions
  • has a suggested voice soundscape activity which is an unusual and creative response to the historical materials
  • covers national curriculum links for Stone Age, Romans, Tudor and Victorian periods.

Suitable for: Key Stage 2

Download the presentation.