History Brought to Life for Prep and Senior Pupils
Prep and Senior pupils enjoy visits to Flag Fen, Bosworth Battlefield and Warwick Castle, as part of their History studies.
Prep and Senior pupils stepped back in time this month when they visited local sites of archaeological interest as part of their History studies. Year 4 explored Flag Fen in Peterborough, one of the best-preserved late Bronze Age sites in Britain, Year 5 travelled to Leicestershire to the site of the 1485 Battle of Bosworth, and our First Form headed west to Warwick Castle.
At Flag Fen, site guides helped youngsters put the Bronze Age into context, using props including a Bronze Age axe to explain where Flag Fen and its people fit into the history of the world. Pupils had a go at making clay pots and examined artefacts including wode, a bone needle and some iron ore.
Year 4 teacher Mrs Sam Roper said: “The children also visited the site museum, learnt about medicinal uses for local plants, and viewed the unique Must Farm prehistoric log boats. The day ended with a magical story in a replica roundhouse.”
Meanwhile, in Bosworth, a fascinating guided walk enabled Year 5 pupils to relive the famous turning point in British history when Richard III fought for his crown and lost his life, and Henry Tudor became King. The 9- and 10-year-olds learned about medieval heraldry and weapons, tried on authentic period clothing and helmets, had a go at pulling a longbow, and handled cannon balls and other artefacts.
They also bumped into a medieval soldier - who put them through their bill drills!
Finally, at Warwick Castle, our youngest Senior School pupils continued their study of the Norman Conquest and developments in castle building.
- Year 4 visit to Flag Fen
- Year 5 visit to Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
- 1st Form visit to Warwick Castle