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15-03-2023 - Year 5 Kentwell Hall Trip

14th March 2023

Kentwell Hall Trip – Year 5

Dear Parents/Carers,


We are writing to inform you about an exciting trip we have organised for year 5 next term, in connection with our History topic on the Tudors. We have booked a Tudors re-creation day at Kentwell Hall on Friday 30th June where we will step back in time and meet all sorts of Historical characters dressed in costume, working and talking as they did in the past. 


Participation in costume adds greatly to the experience so we request that all children come dressed in a Tudor peasant costume. Overleaf are some simple patterns, which may be helpful to you in finding or making an outfit.  Remember, the clothes are for a simple peasant, so please don’t hire or make anything too grand which your child may be worried about getting dirty or torn. Please see your child’s class teacher if you have any difficulties with this. Google images will also give some simple ideas for outfits.


Your child will also need to bring a cup or mug with a handle (plastic or metal if possible) which can be hung from their belt. There will be drinking fountains at various points throughout the day where children can help themselves to water. We appreciate that this may not be possible for all so a plain water bottle with removal lid will be fine.


We will be required to leave school at 08:45am promptly therefore children will need to arrive at the Marlow Road office at 8:30am and we will return by approximately 3:00pm.  Your child will require a packed lunch, drink (NO GLASS BOTTLES OR FIZZY DRINKS PLEASE) and a snack. If your child is entitled to Free School Meals please indicate on the attached form if you would like us to provide a school packed lunch. 


The cost per child is a voluntary contribution of £25.00 which covers coach travel and admission. This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to experience history ‘hands on’ and we feel well worth the cost. You can pay the balance in two instalments, with the first payment due by Friday 31st March and then the remainder by 13th June, or you may decide to pay the total cost altogether.


Please return the attached consent form by 13th June. Payment can either be sent into the school in a sealed envelope (marked with the child’s name and Kentwell Hall Trip) or can be paid via the Arbor app.


Thank you for your continued support.



Kind Regards


Mrs Gelling, Miss Payne and Miss Blake


Year 5 Teachers