Learn about the food eaten at the time and contrast the diet of the rich and poor. Compare and contrast contemporary and period recipes and produce them for the end of topic exhibition. Study the Great Fire monument in London and build your own structure to symbolize this historic event.

Session 1 Banquets and picnics

Objectives

History

  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change.
  • Identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.

Design and Technology

  • Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes.
  • Understand where food comes from.

Teaching and Activities

Children can choose to be either ‘Royalty’ or ‘Peasants’ to compare and contrast the food we eat today with the food available in Tudor and Stuart times.

Teaching Outcomes
To compare and contrast the food we eat today with the food available in Tudor/Stuart times.
To know that the modern understanding of food required to maintain good health and its availability, differs from 450 years ago.

Children will:

  • Compare and contrast our food today with food from Tudor and Stuart times.

You Will Need

  • Time line (as previous sessions)
  • Fresh oranges and pineapple

Session 2 Bakers!

Objectives

History

  • Learn about significant, national events beyond living memory.

Design and Technology

  • Select from and use a range of equipment to perform practical tasks.

Teaching and Activities

Children will bake two different types of bread, taste, compare and contrast them and decide which one should be produced for the end of topic exhibition. Children will also design and build a model structure to symbolize the importance of the Great Fire of London.

Teaching Outcomes
To understand the significance of the Great Fire of London by considering ‘The Monument’.
To bake two different types of bread.

Children will:

  • Make, eat and compare 2 different types of bread.
  • Design and construct a monument to symbolize the Great Fire of London.
  • Write caption to explain their model.

You Will Need

  • Ingredients and baking equipment for 2 recipes
  • Delicious plain white bread and sour dough bread
  • Construction kits
  • Building bricks
  • Labels for captions for models
  • Play dough
  • Boards and tools