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Wed 7th Feb 2018 : Terrific Tudor Treat for Year 3
Year 3 travelled back to the 16th Century this week when they joined Peascod the Jester as he remembered his life under the rule of the turbulent Tudors. Peascod (aka the brilliant Ollie from Steps In Time) took the children on a voyage of discovery as they found out why Henry VIII had so many wives and just how easy it was to lose your head! They got to shake hands with Kings, heard from famous explorers from the era and even had a dance lesson from Queen Elizabeth herself.
Two of our Year 3 pupils have written up reviews of the experience:
All of Year 3 had a Tudor workshop called Steps In Time. We are learning about Tudors this term. Some of us acted while the others watched. We learnt about Elizabeth I and Henry VIII and some other Tudors. Everyone had lots of fun.
By Ruby Jones
On Tuesday a man called Oliver came to talk to us about the Tudors. Oliver was playing the character of Peascod and introduced lots of different Tudor characters to us. We got to play some of those characters. Peas Cod told us what happened to all Henry's wives. Molly died! We learnt that Mary Tudor had the nick name of Bloody Mary. Edward VI was only king for 6 years from age nine to fifteen.
Peascod then dressed up as Elizabeth I, who looked a bit ugly. He taught us all a Tudor Dance. We learnt that Elizabeth I was the last Tudor ruler because after the Tudor era came the Stuart Era. Then Sir Francis Drake came out and told us about the Spanish Armada and how horrible it was to be a sailor in the Tudor times. We had lots of fun and can't wait to learn more about the Tudors after half term.
By Molly Stoddard
Year 3 will be continuing their exploration of this fascinating era over the rest of this term as they learn about the Tudor monarchs with a particular focus on Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the significance of the Tudor rose, Sir Francis Drake and lots more. The children's studies will culminate with a trip to Hampton Court Palace next month.