Tudors and Kentwell Hall
Our Tudor topic has been fantastic! Pupils have loved learning about significant figures from the Tudor era as well as discovering what life was like for ordinary people too. This was brought to life for them during our recent visit to Kentwell Hall which has been described as, 'the best school trip ever!' Read on below to see what pupils in 5 White and 5 King particularly enjoyed about their adventures in 1593.
The part I liked best about Kentwell Hall was when we went into the camera obscura beacuse I liked how there was a little light and then they made a picture on the wall but it was upside down. I learnt that they had beer in that time and they made children drink beer!
On our visit to Kentwell Hall, I enjoyed the magic tricks shown by the Tudor magicians. I also enjoyed learning how the Tudors defended themselves.
The part I liked best about our trip to Kentwell Hall was the Apothecary because we got to help out with the maids and I learnt the most amazing thing ever. When babies got a flu and cough or a disease they put mice down their throat to get all the phlegm out; I found this disgusting but interesting.
On the trip, I enjoyed feeding the fish and I learnt you can brush your teeth with a plant called a lemon plant.
The part I liked best about Kentwell Hall was the kitchen because I liked the smell and I learnt a lot. I learnt that Tudors used to put geese inside the chimney to clean it because when they are scared they flap their wings so that cleans the chimney.
As part of their topic, pupils have been producing a wide variety of homework projects demonstrating what they have learnt about the Tudors. The results have been outstanding and we would like to share just a few of them with you here.