Year 5 were lucky enough to enjoy a beautiful, autumn, dry and sunny day at Hatfield House. We learnt about the history of this grand Tudor house being built before meeting Catherine Parr who told us about her life being married to King Henry VIII and then prepared us for entering his court. We sang to the king and listened to him explain his break from the church in Rome. Lots of us thought this was the best bit of the day. Later we met one of the King's guards who showed us the tools for executions (! - it was a bit gory) as well as Tudor armour and weapons. It was hard to believe that we stood in the same room where Queen Elizabeth I stood over 400 years ago.
Another highlight in our day was visiting the Rare Breeds Farm where we fed the friendly (and quite hungry) animals.
We had time to eat our lunch and play at Bloody Hollows Playground as well.
In drama, we have been developing our skills of staying focussed and team work. We worked together to create freeze-frames based on our study of the Legend of The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
Year 5 visit to Water Mill Care Home
Year 5 pupils visited the care home to share poems they wrote and poems they chose with some of the residents. They all enjoyed talking with many interesting people, including one lady with an OBE, two ex-teachers and a motorbike racer!