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Years 3 and 4 visit Kentwell Hall

Last Friday, Years 3 and 4 travelled back in time to 1593 when they visited Kentwell Hall in Suffolk to experience life in Tudor Times first hand. They discovered such things as Tudor pottery, basket making, cooking, sword school and dyeing.  They even visited the alchemist and made an explosion with gunpowder! The children explored the grand house and saw what life was like for Tudor gentry. After a long and enjoyable day, we all went through the time tunnel back to 2017…

Mrs Fisher


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Year 8 visit Kentwell Hall

On Tuesday 1st April Year 8 visited Kentwell Hall at Long Melford, Suffolk.

Kentwell, one of the finest moated Tudor Houses in England, is set in a 25-acre estate including beautiful parks and gardens, a working farm and extensive historic outbuildings. Most of the current building façade dates from the mid 16th century, but the origins of Kentwell are much earlier, with references in the Domesday Book of 1086.

As well as taking a tour of the stately home, pupils were also lucky enough to see lambs on the farm that had been born just 5-minutes before. Their lunch was shared (though not willingly!) with some of the beautiful peacocks wandering around.

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Tudor ceramics by Years 5 & 6

Some of the ceramic Tudor houses Year 5 made last term (waiting to be fired in the kiln) …
Pottery-houses-Year-5Pottery-Year-5and the wonderful Tudor figurines and houses already on display in the Year 6 classroom.
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Year 6 can you find YOUR figure HERE?