Last week, Year 5 visited Murton Park at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming to experience life as a Tudor for the day. The pupils got to dress up as Tudor farmers living in the late sixteenth century and learnt all about daily life and practised appropriate skills.
They undertook domestic tasks, and learnt all about rearing the animals, living in the Tudor houses and about the food and herbs of the time.
A favourite part of the day was when Year 5 got to take part in a pike drill demonstration, where they wore heavy metal helmets and had to carry 14 foot spears. The groups had to pretend to march into battle.
After the candlelit banquet lunch of basic Tudor food such as bread, cheese, sausage rolls and fruit the children had the opportunity to make their own pomanders, practise the art of calligraphy and make candles.