Year 5 and Year 6 enjoyed a trip to Shrewsbury Museum and took part in a Tudor workshop, led by educators from Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. This linked to both our History and English topics.
Our pupils followed in the footsteps of real characters from Tudor times, from the poor to the wealthy, even including Tudor Royalty! We explored and discovered the Tudor period using original and replica artefacts, Tudor portraits and costumes. Year 5 and Year 6 really got into character when we all dressed up in Tudor costumes!
In the Museum’s Tudor gallery, we studied the Tudor portraits of Thomas and Sarah Jones, handled artefacts and discussed the Tudor ‘Corbett bed’. A hands-on session followed this, using a ‘flat pack’ Tudor building, allowing us to work as a team to explore construction methods. We even then managed to make our own Tudor pomanders (which then made our classroom smell amazing!) and also tried our hands at writing with quills. A big thank you to the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery staff.
Pictured are Alexandra and Mylo, dressed as Queen Elizabeth I and King Henry VIII