Year 4 go back in time

Year 4 enjoyed a lovely day at Hatfield House where they were taken back to 1543 when Henry VIII was married to Katherine Parr. After a tour of the gardens, the children met a Tudor musician who taught them a traditional Renaissance folk song so they could entertain Henry and put him in good mood. They were then taken into the Great Hall where Henry himself related tales of his life and his longing for a son and heir. The children also met an armourer who gave a demonstration of the longbow, the most important weapon of the time. They also enjoyed a walk through the beautiful grounds to visit the oak tree under which Elizabeth sat, the day she learned that she was to be Queen of England. 

The children learned a lot about Tudor history from their experience, although the favourite part of the day is always the amazing adventure playground!