Key Stage Areas

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Key Stage Areas

Below are some ideas for subjects that link Haddon Hall with areas of the National Curriculum. If you would like more information about any other subjects/topics please contact Isabelle on 01629 810912.


Keys Stage 1 - What was life like at Haddon Hall in the past?


Key Stage 1 & 2 - The estate of Haddon Hall is home to lots of wildlife and plants. A Countryside Walk would take you around the fields and trees surrounding Haddon. You may be lucky and spot one of our Longhorn cattle.


Key Stage 1, 2 & 3 - Haddon Hall has one of the finest collections of medieval English oak furniture in the world, as well as many tapestries. Perfect for getting the creative minds of student's thinking.


Key Stage 2 & 3 - Development of Haddon Hall from a few wooden buildings to the present manor house.


Key Stage 2 & 3 - Many banquets and parties have happened over the centuries at Haddon Hall. Imagine what it would have been like, and how you would tell someone about it.


Key Stage 3 upwards - Haddon Hall has featured in several films and on TV, many based on past and present literature. Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, Princess Bride and The Other Boleyn Girl are the most well-known ones.


Key Stage 3 - The mid 15th Century was dominated by the fight between the Houses of Lancaster and York. Haddon Hall's Parlour was decorated to show its allegience to the Tudors after the War of the Roses. The Chapel was once covered in fresco seccoes, white washed during the Reformation, some were recovered in the 1930's.


Architecture - The 16th cenutry Long Gallery is an example of Robert Smythson design, as recently qualified by the 2015 Pevsner Guide. This room celebrates the union of the Vernon and Manners families with the marriage of John Manners and Dorothy Vernon. The panelling of limed oak is intricately carved and the large windows are high-status in their size, glazing and the nature of their construction.


Textiles - Haddon Hall has a fine collection of tapestries, dating from the 15th to 17th century. Included is a set of the Five Senses, made in Mortlake in the 1620's for Charles I.