The children learned all about the work and life of monks during King Henry VIII’s reformation through role play.
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!
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.
We were really lucky to go to the Planetarium as part of our topic ‘Up above and down below’ .
We were very excited on the 53 bus to Greenwich.
When we got to the park we had a run round picking up leaves and acorn cups. Here we are outside the Observatory where the Planetarium. The view of the O2 from the viewing platform. 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.
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.
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.
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?