Year 4 and 5 Visit Hever Castle

As part of our ‘Off with her head’ Cornerstones Topic, on Thursday 14th March pupils from Year 4 and 5 visited Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.

Anne Boleyn was the second wife of Henry VIII, the mother of Queen Elizabeth I and the first of Henry’s wives to be beheaded. Hever castle was home to the Boleyn family.

We had our own private tour guide, Ian who showed us around the castle, including the room which would have been the kitchen during Tudor times, the Great Hall, Library, Long Gallery and Anne Boleyn’s bedroom.  Ian was very impressed with the girls’ knowledge of the Tudor reign and family tree.

It was a beautiful sunny day, making our picnic, walk around the stunning gardens to the lake and time in the adventure playground so enjoyable. Unfortunately, the maze was waterlogged in places so we were unable to go in, the perfect excuse for the girls to try to visit again with their families!