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.
The children loved being a Tudor for the day and learned many new skills in the Tudor merchants workshops. They also learned about Tudor banquet etiquette and entertainment by performing Tudor dancing, singing and plays.
As part of our ‘Machines including Amazing Me’ topic, we have been studying the graphic novel version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. We watched debating in Parliament, observing how the MP’s addressed one another. We then debated the question, ‘Was it right for Frankenstein to create his monster?’ using evidence from the text to support our argument.