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!

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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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Educational Visit to Centre of the Cell

Yesterday we visited the Centre of the Cell in Whitechapel and did lots of learning about the human body. We were trapped inside the nucleus, playing lots of interactive games that taught us about the digestive system, cells and major organs.

We got to look at real human organs that had been donated to scientific research.

We left the visit feeling very inspired and with lots of questions!

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Self Portraits

Our new topic in Art is self portraits. We started last week with a very fun activity!

We started by folding a piece of paper in to quarters. In the first quarter we had to draw a self-portrait as quickly as possible. In the second we had to do it with the wrong hand. For example, Reece (who is left handed) had to use his right hand! In the third box we had to close our eyes! We did a lot of giggling when we opened our eyes and saw what we had produced. For the final box, we had to draw a self-portrait without our pencil leaving the page.

 

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