To kick start the Year 5 topic ‘Off with her head’ Year 5 went to visit the Charterhouse Museum. The Charterhouse is an amazing place for students to learn about the changing face of England. From monks to monarchs, discovering the fascinating stories of those who have helped shape the history of our nation. The Reformation under King Henry VIII forever changed life at the Charterhouse. We explored our former monastery and hear all about medieval monks before discovering Henry’s VIII’s personal reasons for a new religious order. Then the class discovered Tudor food, architecture and décor alongside the stories of those charged with keeping a grand Tudor mansion running. To finish we enjoyed an onsite object handling session to consolidate learning!