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An award winning learning department offering educational experiences for all ages and abilities.

An award winning learning department offering educational experiences for all ages and abilities.
Anglo Saxon Jewellery
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Anglo Saxon Jewellery

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There is evidence that Anglo Saxons lived at the site that is now known as Tatton Park. Use this resource to lean more about the types of jewellery that was made and worn from that tome period and have a go at making your own.
Sheep
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Sheep

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Inspired by Tatton Park’s Farm, this resource includes information about sheep and fun activities to try in the classroom or at home.
Cows
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Cows

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Inspired by Tatton Park’s Farm, this resource includes information about cows and fun activities to try in the classroom or at home.
Chickens
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Chickens

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Inspired by Tatton Park’s Farm, this resource includes information about chickens and fun activities to try in the classroom or at home.
Numbers at Work
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Numbers at Work

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These activities show how maths can be used to calculate the amount of butter produced at Tatton Park’s Farm and how to calculate our daily calorie intake, which demonstrates some ‘real world’ applications of maths.
Preparing for the Ball - Party Planning
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Preparing for the Ball - Party Planning

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In 1897, Wilbraham and Alice Egerton hosted the most magnificent costumed ball at Tatton Park. This series of 3 resources gives you the chance to learn more about the ball, as well as planning your own party, helping with the servant’s daily tasks and learning a basic waltz. There is a chance to win a trip to the Mansion to see where the real costumed ball took place. Start planning your very own costumed party and make your own fancy, floral decorations.
Creative Writing- Creating Characters
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Creative Writing- Creating Characters

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Theme - Creating Characters: "All Creatures Great and Small" This is Part 1 of a series of 5 learning resources written to support the teaching of creative writing in the classroom. The resources have been written by Joy Winkler – a former Cheshire Poet Laureate, successful playwright, poet, performer and workshop leader – with a range of accompanying stimulus material provided by the Learning Department at Tatton Park. The aim of this collaboration is to bring tried and tested creative writing activities to the classroom in an accessible, fun and affordable way. With Joy’s expertise and the rich history and beautiful surroundings of Tatton Park providing inspiration for writing, we believe that this creative writing bundle provides a high quality, curriculum focused programme of learning. The resources have been written with a Key Stage 2 audience in mind, but teachers can make appropriate adaptations for younger and older pupils if they wish. You can choose to run the activities together or split them over a period of time. You know your class and their needs best – the purpose of this guide and accompanying resources is to give you the tools to build engaging creative writing workshops in the classroom, as well providing you with the confidence and knowledge to deliver them yourself. This is a creative writing workshop inspired by the abundance and variety of animals and other wildlife in Tatton Park. By observing and researching facts about this aspect of park life, we can achieve stories and poems with multi-layered characters and exciting plots. The resource pack contains a comprehensive teacher’s guide, as well as a selection of accompanying resources and stimulus material.
Creative Writing- Landscapes & Backdrops
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Creative Writing- Landscapes & Backdrops

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Theme - Creating Landscapes and Backdrops: "Glory of the Gardens" This is Part 2 of a series of 5 learning resources written to support the teaching of creative writing in the classroom. The resources have been written by Joy Winkler – a former Cheshire Poet Laureate, successful playwright, poet, performer and workshop leader – with a range of accompanying stimulus material provided by the Learning Department at Tatton Park. The aim of this collaboration is to bring tried and tested creative writing activities to the classroom in an accessible, fun and affordable way. With Joy’s expertise and the rich history and beautiful surroundings of Tatton Park providing inspiration for writing, we believe that this creative writing bundle provides a high quality, curriculum focused programme of learning. The resources have been written with a Key Stage 2 audience in mind, but teachers can make appropriate adaptations for younger and older pupils if they wish. You can choose to run the activities together or split them over a period of time. You know your class and their needs best – the purpose of this guide and accompanying resources is to give you the tools to build engaging creative writing workshops in the classroom, as well providing you with the confidence and knowledge to deliver them yourself. This is a creative writing workshop that will explore the many facets of the gardens in Tatton Park. There are so many wonderful and evocative areas that we can use as an outstanding resource, which will act as a stepping-stone to inspirational stories and poems. The resource pack contains a comprehensive teacher’s guide, as well as a selection of accompanying resources and stimulus material.
Creative Writing- Character Backstories
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Creative Writing- Character Backstories

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Theme - Developing Character Backstories: "Who’s Who" This is Part 4 of a series of 5 learning resources written to support the teaching of creative writing in the classroom. The resources have been written by Joy Winkler – a former Cheshire Poet Laureate, successful playwright, poet, performer and workshop leader – with a range of accompanying stimulus material provided by the Learning Department at Tatton Park. The aim of this collaboration is to bring tried and tested creative writing activities to the classroom in an accessible, fun and affordable way. With Joy’s expertise and the rich history and beautiful surroundings of Tatton Park providing inspiration for writing, we believe that this creative writing bundle provides a high quality, curriculum focused programme of learning. The resources have been written with a Key Stage 2 audience in mind, but teachers can make appropriate adaptations for younger and older pupils if they wish. You can choose to run the activities together or split them over a period of time. You know your class and their needs best – the purpose of this guide and accompanying resources is to give you the tools to build engaging creative writing workshops in the classroom, as well providing you with the confidence and knowledge to deliver them yourself. This is a creative writing workshop that will take as inspiration the many people that once lived in and serviced the Mansion and parklands at Tatton Park. In this workshop, we will visualize what it would have been like to live or work in this place in times long gone and in a style we can only imagine. The resource pack contains a comprehensive teacher’s guide, as well as a selection of accompanying resources and stimulus material.
Creative Writing- Full Collection
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Creative Writing- Full Collection

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THIS BUNDLE OFFERS A FINANCIAL SAVING OF £25. EACH RESOURCE PACK IS £25 EACH, BUT THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL 5 (WITH ACCOMPANYING RESOURCES & STIMULUS MATERIAL FOR THE REDUCED RATE OF £100 This bundle contains all 5 parts of our creative writing resources, written to support the teaching of creative writing in the classroom. The resources have been written by Joy Winkler – a former Cheshire Poet Laureate, successful playwright, poet, performer and workshop leader – with a range of accompanying stimulus material provided by the Learning Department at Tatton Park. The aim of this collaboration is to bring tried and tested creative writing activities to the classroom in an accessible, fun and affordable way. With Joy’s expertise and the rich history and beautiful surroundings of Tatton Park providing inspiration for writing, we believe that this creative writing bundle provides a high quality, curriculum focused programme of learning. The resources have been written with a Key Stage 2 audience in mind, but teachers can make appropriate adaptations for younger and older pupils if they wish. You can choose to run the activities together or split them over a period of time. You know your class and their needs best – the purpose of this guide and accompanying resources is to give you the tools to build engaging creative writing workshops in the classroom, as well providing you with the confidence and knowledge to deliver them yourself. Each resource is focused on a different theme and aspect of creative writing and includes a comprehensive teacher’s guide, accompanying resources and stimulus material. All Creatures Great and Small: Creating Characters Glory of the Garden: Creating Landscapes/Backdrops Favourite Things: Interesting Plots (Beginning, Middle & End) Who’s Who: Developing Character Backstories The Strange, Mysterious and Ghostly: Themes and Resolutions for Stories
Creative Writing- Themes & Resolutions
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Creative Writing- Themes & Resolutions

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Theme - Themes & Resolutions For Stories: “The Strange, Mysterious and Ghostly” " This is Part 5 of a series of 5 learning resources written to support the teaching of creative writing in the classroom. The resources have been written by Joy Winkler – a former Cheshire Poet Laureate, successful playwright, poet, performer and workshop leader – with a range of accompanying stimulus material provided by the Learning Department at Tatton Park. The aim of this collaboration is to bring tried and tested creative writing activities to the classroom in an accessible, fun and affordable way. With Joy’s expertise and the rich history and beautiful surroundings of Tatton Park providing inspiration for writing, we believe that this creative writing bundle provides a high quality, curriculum focused programme of learning. The resources have been written with a Key Stage 2 audience in mind, but teachers can make appropriate adaptations for younger and older pupils if they wish. You can choose to run the activities together or split them over a period of time. You know your class and their needs best – the purpose of this guide and accompanying resources is to give you the tools to build engaging creative writing workshops in the classroom, as well providing you with the confidence and knowledge to deliver them yourself. In this creative writing workshop, we will investigate the many places in Tatton Park, which are not normally open to public view. The hidden places, the mysterious places. Don’t we all usually walk around looking at what is under our noses but if we know where to look, we will be able to find a source for stories and a launching pad for our imagination. The resource pack contains a comprehensive teacher’s guide, as well as a selection of accompanying resources and stimulus material.
Creative Writing- Interesting Plots
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Creative Writing- Interesting Plots

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Theme - Interesting Plots (Beginnings, Middles and Ends): "Favourite Thingsl" This is Part 3 of a series of 5 learning resources written to support the teaching of creative writing in the classroom. The resources have been written by Joy Winkler – a former Cheshire Poet Laureate, successful playwright, poet, performer and workshop leader – with a range of accompanying stimulus material provided by the Learning Department at Tatton Park. The aim of this collaboration is to bring tried and tested creative writing activities to the classroom in an accessible, fun and affordable way. With Joy’s expertise and the rich history and beautiful surroundings of Tatton Park providing inspiration for writing, we believe that this creative writing bundle provides a high quality, curriculum focused programme of learning. The resources have been written with a Key Stage 2 audience in mind, but teachers can make appropriate adaptations for younger and older pupils if they wish. You can choose to run the activities together or split them over a period of time. You know your class and their needs best – the purpose of this guide and accompanying resources is to give you the tools to build engaging creative writing workshops in the classroom, as well providing you with the confidence and knowledge to deliver them yourself. This is a creative writing workshop that will use as inspiration the idea that possessions and the search for artefacts can be part of a story. Families occupied the Mansion at Tatton for many generations and before that they lived in the Old Hall. To this day, there are many of the families’ old possessions in storage and on display, which are of great interest. For example, the family state coach used at the coronation of George V in 1911, a collection of ivory puzzle balls from China, a model kayak from Yukon and wrist knives from Kenya. These are just a few of the many items which we could draw on to devise wonderful new stories. The resource pack contains a comprehensive teacher’s guide, as well as a selection of accompanying resources and stimulus material.
World War One - Tatton to the Trenches
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World War One - Tatton to the Trenches

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‘Tatton to the Trenches’ is a comprehensive resource pack for teachers, which supports learning about World War One and the local area. Many Tatton employees, from footmen to foresters, volunteered to fight in the trenches. Explore the experience of Tatton soldiers during the Great War. Why did they join up to fight? Where did they serve? Learn about the life of a British soldier in the trenches. What sort of jobs did they have? What did they wear and what did they eat? Find out about the medals they were given and why. Learn more about women’s contribution to the war effort and about the forgotten wartime refugees in Cheshire. This resource was made possible with kind support from the National Heritage Lottery Fund.
My Tatton Trip - Visit Preparation
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My Tatton Trip - Visit Preparation

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This resource is intended to support preparation for your on site visit to Tatton Park. It is particularly useful for those children who may be anxious about attending a new venue and for whom, information and re-assurance would be beneficial. The relevant information to complete the sheet can be accessed in our familiarisation videos, which are available for free on our Youtube channel. A link to the relevant video will be emailed to you when you book your workshop.
World War One - Tatton  Park Memorial Book
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World War One - Tatton Park Memorial Book

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The Tatton Park Memorial Book contains listings for over 100 soldiers, who had links to the Tatton Estate and served during World War One. As part of this project, we have summarised some of the key stories and published them in a pamphlet volume. We hope that the stories of some of our local soldiers can support your classroom studies on the subject.
Healthy Eating - Wholegrains
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Healthy Eating - Wholegrains

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Wholegrains form an important part of a healthy, balanced diet. This resources helps you to learn more about the different types of wholegrains and what benefits they have when present in our diet.