KS2 Literacy Trail



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KS2 Literacy Trail
This Gallery trail explores:

The Period Rooms

Toy Stories gallery

Shaping the Body

Kirkgate, the Victorian Street
National Curriculum links:

Pupils should be taught to:


At Year 3 and 4 pupils should be taught to:



  • apply their growing knowledge of words both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words they meet

  • write from memory simple sentences that include words and punctuation taught so far

At Year 5 and 6 pupils should be taught to:



  • apply their growing knowledge of words both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words that they meet

  • retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction

  • provide reasoned justifications for their views


Look at the Victorian Parlour

Choose an object you can see.

Sketch it and use three words to describe it

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Look at the 17th Century dining room


Can you give an emotion to the chair?

How would it feel having someone sit on it (imagine the sort of person that would sit here)?

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Go to the Toy Stories gallery


Fill in the blanks with your own choice of three different, suitable words
The carousel is __________, ___________ and __________

Go to the Shaping the Body gallery


Fact finding!

Use your reading skills to find the answers to these questions


Find the Victorian bustles.

Where on the body were they fastened?

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Did the 1963 vanity case belong to a man or a woman?

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Find the iron stays (corset) from the 17th century.

What were they for?

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William Bradley lived near York between 1800 and 1820. His shoe is on display here.

How tall was he?

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Find the kitchens
Look at the 1940s kitchen.

What did the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign encourage people to do?

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Look at the map of York showing restaurants (at the end of the gallery).

When was the first Pizza Hut opened in York?

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Which road could the first McDonalds restaurant in York be found on?

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Head onto Kirkgate
Imagine what it would be like if you lived in Victorian times
I can see _______________________________________

I can hear ______________________________________

I can smell ______________________________________

I feel __________________________________________


Would you like to live in Victorian times?

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Why?

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Go to the police cell.

Try sitting on the bed with the door closed.

How would it feel to spend the night in this police cell?

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Find Plummers Milliner’s shop.

Write a definition as if it were for a dictionary.


A milliner’s shop is ________________________________

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Describe what it might feel like to ride in the Hansom cab.

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Imagine you had to persuade someone to visit Kirkgate who had never been here before.

What would you say?

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