The Trial of Anne Boleyn

In Topic this week, 4R have been learning all about the marriage of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII.

In pairs, the children read through extracts of ‘My Royal Story – Anne Boleyn’ and highlighted evidence that proved her either guilty or not guilty. After making their decisions, the children created open questions to ask Anne at her trial.

We then put Anne (Megan) on trial for treason and she answered the questions of her Tudor peers! The class were divided about their opinions of Anne Boleyn, which contributed to a lively discussion!


History off the Page!

On Tuesday 19th September, Year 4 spent the day as Tudors!

This included visiting the Apothecary and creating herbal remedies for the ailments, as well as making their own wax candles and soap. They also got to experience writing their names with a quill and creating bookmarks using leather and authentic Tudor tools!

In the afternoon, the children learnt how to prepare for a Tudor Banquet, including learning all about the types of entertainment that would have been performed for King Henry VIII.

Thank you to those parents that helped on the day. All of this fantastic learning will help the children plan and put on their own ‘Banquet for Henry‘ at the end of this term (Wednesday 6th December).


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2L’s 1665 Houses


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Last week, 2L planned, built, decorated and evaluated our very own ‘Great Fire Of London’ houses.  Thank you for all the lovely boxes, we had a fantastic time completing our projects.

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First, we studied houses from the period and familiarised ourselves with what shapes and colours we would need and what the houses would have been made from.

We then sketched and labelled a plan in our topic books, before working in groups to decide who’s plan would be the best to use, given the shapes and sizes of the boxes we had. We built our houses using boxes, tubes, glue and masking tape, before covering them in white sugar paper. Colour mixing was very important because we needed to create the colour of straw for the thatched roofs and dark brown for the wooden beams and even candle lit windows in some of the houses.

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1666 Houses
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After we had finished, we took the time to reflect on our houses and wrote up an evaluation. The finished houses tended to look fairly different from our plan because we had used team work to change and adapt our designs. We are very proud of the finished products and look forward to showing you when we see you for Parent Drop in, next Thursday!