Southwark Cathedral

 

Yesterday, Year 4 went on an educational visit to Southwark Cathedral.

We dressed up as monks and acted out the different roles they had within the Cathedral. Using role play, we then explored what it would have been like to find out that the monastery was going to be closed. The lives of most of the monks would changed forever during the Reformation.

We also did a workshop about illuminated manuscripts, finding out which materials were used for writing in Tudor times. The children were disgusted to find out that ink was made with urine! We will be using the skills we learnt to write invitations for our memorable event – ‘Banquet for Henry’.

The children did both teacher’s proud by being enthusiastic and answering lots of questions. The volunteers were impressed by the amount of information they have retained about the Tudors and more specifically, the Reformation.

 

Our Visit to Greenwich Observatory.

This half term we have a new topic, ‘Up Above and Down Below’.  We visited Greenwich Observatory to explore the topic.  Our class friends, Harry Hornbill and Monkey, had told us they would meet us there!

Waiting for the bus.
On our way to the observatory.

We received a letter from Harry Hornbill. He had got lost on his way to the observatory.

We couldn’t spot Harry Hornbill, but we did find Monkey!

We explored the galleries. We tried to find out some of the answers to our questions about space.

We watched a show in the planetarium. It was about a Teddy who went in search of the Great Big Bear in the Sky.

We went down below the River Thames to look for Harry Hornbill. He wasn’t there, but we found some of his feathers, and a note telling us he would meet us back at school.
We rode home ‘up above’ on the top deck of the bus.

We enjoyed our time in Greenwich learning about Space, and observing our surroundings from ‘up above’ and ‘down below’.  Thank you to all of the parents who helped us have a fantastic day!