Year 5 had a fantastic day at the Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth. In literacy we have been studying the classic text Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte the visit to the museum involved a Jane Eyre workshop. The coach journey to Haworth involved a very windy road across the moors then onto the picturesque village. We arrived at the parsonage and our first mission was to head up Penistone Hill on to the moorland above Haworth. It was gloves and hats on then a good hike to blow away the cobwebs. Looking at the moorland it gave us a good idea of how Jane became stranded once she left Thornfield Hall and headed onto the moors.
We then headed back down to the museum and tucked into our packed lunches, after lunch we there was a Jane Eyre workshop, focusing on a scene from Jane’s time at Lowood School. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking the different roles in the scene and really got into character.
After a tour round the parsonage museum looking at lots of interesting information about the life of the Brontes we were ready to head back to St Mary’s. The children were great representatives of St Marys and their behaviour was exemplary. A good day had by all and a nice way to end our literacy topic.