Tram Timeline

Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2


  • Understand the historical role of transport, how it has changed and how it impacted how people worked and lived.
  • Understand how trams have changed over time and the reasons for this.
  • Understand and use historical vocabulary.

Children will learn about why trams were invented, what they were like, how they worked, what the crews did and what future trams have. In this journey starting in the 1860s, children will see how trams changed and why these changes occurred. They will also discover how trams have been reintroduced into some cities and why this benefits us and our planet. Incorporating role play and dressing up, this interactive session brings the history of trams to life.

Previous Comments

(The Educator)…was brilliant! Really enthusiastic, knowledgeable and had a lovely manner with the children; making all their answers valued and all children wanting to join in. The session was interactive and very interesting.

Blue Bell Hill Primary School

The session was brilliant. (The Educator) was interesting and really captured the children’s imagination.

Bishop Ellis Primary School

The (Educator) that ran it…was really good with the children. She kept their attention and …we loved how she made it interactive.

Breadsall Hill Top Primary School

Children really enjoyed the interactive nature of the session and being able to try getting on to one of the trams.

Newton Solney Infant School

Session length: 45-60 min. Sessions can be adapted to suit each Key Stage.
Cost: £2 per child.

National Curriculum Links


Key Stage 1

  • changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life
  • significant historical places in their own locality.

Key Stage 2

  • a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • a significant turning point in British history, for example, the first railways.

Key Stage 3

  • ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901
  • Britain as the first industrial nation – the impact on society

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