Year 5 visit to Harvington Hall

By Abigail Tomlins on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in History, Learning Adventure, Year 5. 1 Comment

In year 5 we have been busy learning all about Henry VIII, and this week we got the chance to experience what it would have been like to be alive in Tudor times with a fantastic trip to Harvington Hall.

Today, 5E and half of 5T went. We spent the first half of the day exploring the house, learning about the people who used to live there and the amazing home they had built. The children were particularly fascinated by the very well hidden priest hides located all around the property, and they even got the chance to sit inside one!

In the afternoon the children took part in three superb workshops where they learned more about the types of roles people at Harvington Hall had. They had crash courses on how to be musketeers, farmers, bread makers and servants, and also experienced what it would have been like to be the member of a wealthy Tudor family. As well as dressing the part in beautiful Tudor outfits, all the children participated in a Tudor dancing lesson.

Year 5, thinking back to what you learned at Harvington Hall, see if you can answer the following questions:

1. Why were Tudor people often afraid to drink water?
2. What was the name of the man who built Harvington Hall?
3. How many acres of land was Harvington Hall built on?
4. Which colour material was the most expensive to make? Why?

Thank you to all those parents and helpers who accompanied us on the trip!

Year 5 team


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  • Carey Baylis says:

    Thank you very much for taking Daniel today. He has come home fizzing with enthusiasm!

    He really enjoyed loading the musket and hiding in the priest hide.

    We are looking forward to visiting some more stately homes soon to learn more about Tudor life. 🙂