As part of their Tudor topic, our Year 5 children actually had a chance to fly a kestrel across our front lawn! Andy from Urban Wings brought in a couple of kestrels and a peregrine falcon and spoke to the children about the birds and how it would have been common place to see people walking around with birds of prey in Tudor times.
The children were also treated to a Tudor banquet to continue bringing their topic to life. Complete with roast fowl, mead (ginger beer) and a court jester - their lunch was the envy of the rest of the dining room!
Actively taking part in their learning is a key part of a Frensham education. These lucky children will remember these events for years to come securing their knowledge of part of our history as well.