Year 5 Trip to Sulgrave Manor
The postponement of our trip to Sulgrave Manor due to the snow in February meant that it finally took place on Shakespeare's birthday and the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's coronation - a truly Tudor day.
The trip really brought Year Five's Tudor project to life. We dressed up as Tudor boys and girls, and spent time in the Great Hall, kitchen and bedchamber learning how people live their lives 500 years ago. Beautiful spring weather enabled us to enjoy the grounds too: we visited the blacksmith, learned sixteenth century dances on the lawn, and ate our 'Tudor' lunch in the courtyard. A session of role play helped to fix the stories of the six wives in our memories.
"The best bit was going to the bedchamber and finding out that they sometimes hung babies on the hook on the wall to keep them away from rats. I learnt that I would not like to have lived in Tudor times!" Olivia Astley 5S
"I loved dressing up as a Tudor boy even though I thought the breeches were a bit itchy." Jemima Croggan 5G
"I thought it was the best trip ever and I would like to do it again sometime." Natalie Harrison 5S