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Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School

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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.

  • Angel Bridle:-) 1 year ago
    It was fun and very gory! It gave me a shiver down my spine. Although, it was interesting to see how life was back in the day! lol :-)
  • Mathesh 1 year ago
    We had so much fun. During the lesson we made medicine to cure people from the plague [a deadly disease]. I personally enjoyed because it was very educational and at the same time fun .
  • Ausaf 1 year ago
    On Tuesday 16th May we had happening history and on that day we had lots of activities we made are own medicine and looked what doctors did in the Black Death. I had lots of fun and enjoyed my self.I really want to do this again. Ausafk

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