Southwark Cathedral Educational Visit

image image image imageThe children learned all about the work and life of monks during King Henry VIII’s reformation through role play.

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We also learned all about the illuminated manuscripts that the monks scribed and had a go at scribing our own names using a goose feather quill and ink. It wasn’t as easy as it looks!

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We even managed to fit in a quick visit to the Tudor galleon, the Golden Hinde II.  Queen Elizabeth I’s subject, Sir Francis Drake used this ship to explore the new world and establish the Tudor empire.


 

Our Educational Visit to the Observatory in Greenwich

We were really lucky to go to the Planetarium as part of our topic ‘Up above and down below’ .

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When we got to the park we had a run round picking up leaves and acorn cups.p1010159               Here we are outside the Observatory where the Planetarium.p1010160 p1010166 p1010164 p1010163 p1010162 p1010161 p1010167                         The view of the O2  from the viewing platform. p1010168 p1010169 p1010172 p1010173 p1010175 p1010176 p1010177 p1010178         We had fun with Emma in the ‘Moon Walking’ workshop. We learnt about      planets and zoomed off in a rocket to the moon where we found moon rocks.

Waller Bakery – 2MH

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No – this isn’t a display from Ayres! This amazing artisan bread was made by the children of 2MH (with a little help from some Mums & Dads – thank you!).

After we mixed our ingredients, we had to knead the bread then let it rest to activate the yeast, so the dough would rise and the bread would be light and fluffy.

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We then had to leave it to prove for 30 minutes, before we shared it out into equal pieces. Each child was then able to choose their own design, some chose to plait their, while others shaped their bread into twists and buns.

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After that we had to leave it to prove again for another 30 minutes, you could see how much the bread increased in size. It reminded Isaac of a flat football and Biba of some play-dough! It was then ready for the oven. It smelled delicious as it cooked. Was there any left for you to taste? What did you think of it?

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Christmas Concert Song, ‘Good King Wenceslas’ Lyrics and Youtube Link

Harmony/ Descant

Verse 1 Descant Lyrics:

Brightly shone the moon that night,

Poor man gath’ring winter fuel.

Verse 2 Descant Lyrics:

Paige and monarch forth they went,

Through the rude wind’s wild lament.

Good King Wenceslas Verses 1, 3 & 5

ALL

Good King Wenceslas looked out

On the Feast of Stephen

When the snow lay ’round about

Deep and crisp and even

Brightly shone the moon that night

Though the frost was cruel

When a poor man came in sight

Gath’ring winter fuel.

BOYS ONLY

“Bring me flesh and bring me wine

Bring me pine-logs hither

Thou and I shall see him dine

When we bear them thither.”

GIRLS ONLY

Page and monarch, forth they went

Forth they went together

Through the rude wind’s wild lament

And the bitter weather.

 

ALL

In his master’s step he trod

Where the snow lay dinted

Heat was in the very sod

Which the Saint had printed

Therefore, Christian men, be sure

Wealth or rank possessing

Ye, who now will bless the poor

Shall yourselves find blessing.