Year 5 Make an Historical Trip to London

Year 5 took a trip back in time after they packed their bags for a two-night residential trip to London.
 
Walking in the footsteps of King Henry VIII at the magnificent Hampton Court Palace, the pupils enjoyed learning about life in 15th century Tudor England whilst imagining how young Prince Henry may have entertained himself.
 
There was also time to explore the Palace’s beautiful grounds and attempt the famous maze… luckily all the children found their way out – eventually! The day finished off with dinner at the Hard Rock Café right in the centre of the Capital.
 
Packed from start to finish with science, history and entertainment, day two began with a whistle stop tour of the Natural History Museum.
 
After lunch CHS’s young historians travelled across the city, taking in all the main sights, to the imposing building of the Tower of London. Whilst learning about the traditions of this great fortress, Year 5 saw the glittering Crown Jewels, Henry VIII’s armour, the Yeoman Warders and the famous raven birds. 
 
All the sight-seeing built up quite an appetite so the pupils all had a chance to catch up and refuel at Pizza Hut before visiting the theatre.
 
The award winning show ‘Matilda’ in Covent Garden was spellbinding and a fantastic end to a memorable day. Unsurprisingly everyone slept well!
 
The third day was spent attending the Globe Theatre to learn about the Tudor actor and playwright, William Shakespeare. Being shown round the theatre by a real Shakespearian actor and taking part in a drama workshop, based on Romeo and Juliet, was a highlight of the trip for many.
 
There was just enough time for lunch on the banks of the Thames before heading home.
 
Junior School Teacher and trip co-ordinator, Mrs Sanders said: “We were all saddened to have to leave London… as Shakespeare said, “parting is such sweet sorrow”, but now we have many happy memories which we’ve brought home with us.”
 
Take a look at more photos from Year 5’s time in London by visiting our Media Gallery.

cheadle hulme school's junior school pupils in Year 5 visit the natural history museum in London during their two-night residential to the capital ciity