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Posted on: 01/12/2022


Year 5's visit to The Tower of London

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Today our Year 5 class took a trip to the Tower of London and it was an experience like no other! Our visit to the historic site was a perfect opportunity to bring our history learning and Tudor topic to life.

We started the day with a workshop about the wives of Henry VIII. The interactive and engaging session gave us a deeper understanding of the Tudor dynasty and the role of women during that time. We were able to learn about the six wives of Henry VIII and how their lives were affected by the political and religious changes of the era. The workshop was a great way to kick-start our visit and set the stage for our exploration of the Tower of London.

Next, we had a workshop about pirates! This was a fun and educational session that taught us about the life of pirates and how they impacted history. We were able to learn about famous pirates like Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, and even got to dress up as pirates ourselves! This workshop was a great way to connect our history learning with some hands-on, interactive activities.

One of the highlights of our trip was visiting the Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula. This historic chapel is located within the Tower of London and is the final resting place of many notable figures from England's history, including Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, two of Henry VIII's wives. The visit to the chapel was a sobering reminder of the power struggles and political turmoil that took place during the Tudor era.

Overall, our trip to the Tower of London embodied our school vision of living life to the full and inspired awe and wonder in all of us. The combination of workshops, interactive activities, and visits to historic sites made for a truly memorable and educational experience. Our visit to the Tower of London will stay with us forever and will continue to inspire us as we continue our studies in history.


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