As part of our ‘Crime and Punishment’ topic, Year 5 visited The Tower of London last week. The journey gave the children the opportunity to walk along the river Thames and see many of London’s popular landmarks such as the Shard, the Gherkin and the Tower Bridge. Upon arrival, we were amazed at the wealth of history the Tower of London had to give us! We heard plenty of gruesome stories about the prisoners and zoo animals and even watched the ravens. We ogled the Crown Jewels, loved the story of the two missing brothers in the Bloody Tower and stood exactly where Anne Boleyn was beheaded (OUCH!). We walked all around and through the many towers, were amazed at the stretching racks in the dungeon and admired an armoury full of knights weapons and protective armour in the White Tower. As with any school trip, the best part of the day was visiting the gift shop! What a day!