It has been another action-packed week in 6a!
Everyone has been working really hard, but the highlight of the week has to have been our visit to Hampton Court! The children were so excited and really looking forward to Thursday- and they were not disappointed!
We set off bright and early and were delighted that we had a very comfortable coach with a lovely, friendly driver! It was a long drive, but spirits were high and ,as ever, 6a were very well behaved.
When they caught sight of the palace as we drove past, their faces were a pleasure to see. They were really impressed by the size and beauty of the palace and we were all keen to get started!
We had an early lunch and then began to explore. First, we looked at the entrance with the statues showing Henry and Jane Seymour’s family connections.
The children loved Base Court and particularly the replica wine fountain!
We continued on and around Henry’s apartments. The children loved the Great Hall and couldn’t wait to see the Haunted Gallery. We listened carefully, but none of us could see or hear anything, but we did think it felt cold…
In the Tudor kitchens, we enjoyed warming ourselves by the huge open fire…
We also went round the parts of the palace which was built by Mary II and William III. The children were very amused by the idea that people had to bow or curtsy to an empty chair of the King or Queen weren’t there and started to bow and curtsy to every empty chair they saw!
I’m not sure the tiled floor in the gallery was made for hop-scotch, but the temptation was just too great…
We then explored a tiny section of the gardens before having some snacks and heading back to the coach.
It was such a wonderful day! On Friday, we had some fun dressing up and writing about our experience!