The Year 6
and their parents had a treat just before the Easter break, when we all enjoyed
a night at the Old House Museum in Bakewell.
have really been enthused learning about the Tudor period and the children have
been full of curiosity. This has been harnessed in the classroom and directed
towards the children researching one aspect of Tudor life. They selected a wide
range of topics ranging from gruesome crime and punishment to the contrast
between rich and poor clothing to buildings to food to a comparison of farming
then and today (guess who selected that topic?!). Year 6 worked very hard
researching their chosen topic and then they put their information into a power
point presentation. The presentations were so good, we arranged with the museum
for the children to present their work to their parents in the Tudor parlour.
started with a warm welcome from the museum team and a guitar recital played by
George L, James D, Charles B and Mrs Dinnigan. Then all the children in the
year group presented their work, in animated, clearly orated talks, which mixed
high-tech power point with the grounding of a 500 year old room! The children
and parents were also treated to tasty refreshment from the museum team and a
chance to look around the many interesting displays. It really was a very
special evening and one which we hope to repeat.