Junior 5 Travel Back To The Tudor Times
As part of their history studies of Tudor times, Junior 5 left modern day Britain behind on Monday 23 January when they came to school dressed in costume to enjoy a memorable day exploring life in the 16th century.
They began in the court of King Henry VIII in the year of our Lord 1536. Despite rumours and intrigue surrounding his second wife, Anne Boleyn, the King’s household had plenty of tasks to attend to. Set out in Crackley’s Great Hall were typical Tudor professions and a range of crafts that included: Apothecaries, Barbers, Blackwork, Chandlers, Leatherworkers, Miniature Artists, Scholars (ink making and writing), Scent bag and Soap makers. The children all enjoyed taking part in the activities, it was fantastic engaging learning for them all.
As they worked, more rumours swirled around the ill-fated Anne Boleyn. The background narrative really helping to bring the Tudor era alive.
Junior 5 teacher Nicki Wildey, commented, “Our Tudor Day was led by History Off the Page who were both knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The children were immersed in the history of the time period and surrounded by authentic replica artefacts. It was a day full of practical learning, storytelling and drama that the children and adults all thoroughly enjoyed.”