As part of our History topic, Year 1 have been learning about castles. Last week we visited Newcastle Castle. We had lots of fun looking around and imagining what it would have been like to be the enemy and to break into the castle. We looked at where the drawbridge and portcullis had been and we even saw the dungeon. We learned about what life would have been like for those who lived and worked in the castle.
The children really enjoyed being able to climb up onto the roof of the castle and look out over Newcastle.
In the afternoon the children took part in Knight School, where they learned how to first be a Paige and then a Squire. We tried on some armour and dressed up Mrs Oram as a knight. We finished off the afternoon with a sword fight before returning some very tired children back to school.