On Friday 4th October, Willow class went to the Assembly Halls in Tunbridge Wells to see Horrible Histories: The Terrible Tudors. Along with the other children in years 3 and 4 in the Federation, we learnt a lot about the Tudors in a really fun and engaging way.

The children loved being able to put their 3D glasses on to see the actors break out of their prison cell after being arrested for treason and to see what the castle that Queen Elizabeth I would have lived in might have looked like. A favourite moment for many of the children was learning more about the executions in the Tudor times. Many also enjoyed finding out about the ‘medicines’ they used and how they sentenced criminals.

We’d all like to say a huge thank you to our parent helpers and also to all of the parents who helped us transport the children to and from the theatre.

Impact and Knowledge Gained

The children were able to learn much more about the Tudors in a new and exciting way, and had fun doing so. They also consolidated the learning we have been doing in class and lay the foundations for the learning we will be undertaking in class up until Christmas. Finally, many of the children have been inspired to further their learning and understanding of the Tudors, and are bringing these into class to show us.