In the Autumn term, year 5 go on a trip to Hampton Court Palace which links directly with the Tudors topic. During the trip, year 5 have the opportunity to explore the Tudor kitchens and Henry VIII’s apartments. They also attend workshops that are run by the staff at Hampton Court and during these they have the opportunity to look at artefacts and to take part in drama activities.
In the Spring term, the studied topic is Rivers and the children have the opportunity to visit the River Thames. During this visit, they take part in a workshop learning about the river and the impact of environmental changes. The children also go river dipping where they investigate the wildlife that lives in the River Thames.