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Year 6 - Hampton Court Explorers!

Year 6 had an excellent day at Hampton Court Palace. Maple Class were the first to attend a fantastic workshop aimed at encouraging the children to think carefully about the use of primary and secondary sources when considering historical events. Using replica objects and excerpts from contemporary Tudor sources, the children were curious to determine how the past is constructed; this involved an in-depth discussion about the concept of bias: “history is written by winners!” Meanwhile, Oak Class had the opportunity to explore the palace itself and retrace the steps of Henry VIII through the never-ending corridors. Particular areas of interest included Henry VIII’s kitchens and the Royal Chapel, where Jane Seymour's heart is believed to be buried under the altar. After a well-earned lunch break, Oak and Maple swapped activities to ensure they all gained a wealth of knowledge and continued to develop their curiosity surrounding the Tudor period from our visit.


We are sure that the children were eager to share their stories and new facts with you as their excitement was so lovely to watch as we explored the secrets of Hampton Court! Take a look at some of the photos from today to find out more...