Basing House is the ideal site to learn about wildlife and habitats, the Tudor times, the Civil War, and how one site of local historical significance has developed and changed over time. It can offer a rewarding cross-curricular experience that includes elements of not only History and Science, but also Geography, Maths, Archaeology, Citizenship, Drama and much more.
We offer five programmes for schools that use the resources of this unique outdoor site and link with the National Curriculum 2014. Our staff can also adapt sessions to focus on your particular learning objectives, whether it be an afternoon developing map-reading skills, or a morning talking to a Civil War soldier’s wife, there is something to suit every class.
Birds, Butterflies and Burrows is our exciting new Science programme for Key Stage 1, investigating the living things and habitats of Basing House. An inspiring and engaging STEM programme in which students work scientifically, observe closely, and identify and classify the amazing variety of plants and animals that live in the diverse habitats which have grown around Basing House over centuries of change.
For Key Stage 2 there are three programmes which all support the Local History Study or a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066:
* Survivor in the Landscape also supports KS2 Geography: Geographical skills and fieldwork, Human and physical geography and Location knowledge.
At Key Stage 3 we offer ‘Civil War: History Makers’ which supports the Local History Study and the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745.
Basing House has a Museum with rooms dedicated to everyday life in the Tudor period and the Civil War as it happened here at the site.