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Tudor Open Afternoon

Towards the end of Term 3, Year 4 held an open afternoon in which the children and their parents had a go at making Tudor gingerbread. Gingerbread in Tudor times was very different to the version that we eat today. It was a sweet treat rather than a baked cake. As it contained expensive spices it was only eaten by wealthy people. It was often coloured with food dyes and moulded into intricate shapes. Once we had finished our gingerbread, it was time to taste it – we had very mixed reactions!