Barnowls and Puffins Class
Happening History Workshop
On Tuesday 16th May, Year 5 experienced a living history workshop with ‘Happening History’.
We discovered that medieval people believed the body was made of four humours: blood, yellow bile, phlegm and black bile. When these were out of balance, people became sick.
We discussed what we knew about the Black Death and had an unwelcome visit from Pestilence himself where a third of the children ‘died’!
To ward off further infection, we created our own herbal remedies, using a pestle and mortar to crush the herbs.
Finally, we amputated an arm!
To follow this up in class, we will be writing our own herbal remedies next week.