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:
At Year 5 and 6 pupils should be taught to:
Choose an object you can see.
Sketch it and use three words to describe it
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)?
Go to the Toy Stories gallery
Go to the Shaping the Body gallery
Use your reading skills to find the answers to these questions
Where on the body were they fastened?
Did the 1963 vanity case belong to a man or a woman?
What were they for?
William Bradley lived near York between 1800 and 1820. His shoe is on display here.
How tall was he?
Find the kitchens
Look at the 1940s kitchen.
What did the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign encourage people to do?
When was the first Pizza Hut opened in York?
Which road could the first McDonalds restaurant in York be found on?
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 __________________________________________
Try sitting on the bed with the door closed.
How would it feel to spend the night in this police cell?
Find Plummers Milliner’s shop.
Write a definition as if it were for a dictionary.
Describe what it might feel like to ride in the Hansom cab.
Imagine you had to persuade someone to visit Kirkgate who had never been here before.
What would you say?