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The children put on a brilliant assembly yesterday, Me and Mrs Stagg were very proud of them. They have worked extra hard to prepare it and all spoke clearly and confidently.
They showed off their castles which they had worked very hard on constructing. If you missed it these our the final products.
The children also sang 'Let it go' in German, this was not easy for them to learn (or me!) but they persevered. When shooting the video we had a visit from Olaf. The children have had a few pictures taken with him.
Have a lovely half term!
A brilliant day had by all at Colchester Castle yesterday. The children were buzzing at the end of the day and were excited to talk about their favourite parts of the day.
We started off by touring the castle, engaging with the interactive displays, dressing up as knights and slaves and going down to the prisons. We then took part in a group activity where we looked at the different foods which may have been eaten, looked at a quill pen and had a go at colouring our own illuminated letters. We also use a pestle and mortar to mix a range of spices which may have been used during the Norman period, I'm sure some of the children will have already told you that some smelt disgusting!
The most exciting part of the day for some of the children was lunchtime! We sat in the castle gardens on the old ruins in the sunshine.
After lunch we took place in a story tour lead by the castle knight who was very funny! We got to wear special tabards just like what the knight was wearing. He showed us the castle well (It took 4 seconds for the 2p to get to the bottom), the big heavy, thick doors and even took us up the spiral staircase to the top of the castle and we had a pretend battle on the castle drawbridge. We then spent some more time exploring the castle the children loved racing the horses using the interactive chariot. Adam was super good at this- he came first place!
Thank you to the parent helpers and to the children for being well behaved.
After receiving a letter from the Happy Ever After police to say the big bad wolf had gone missing we made our own wanted posters to help the police find it. It so happened that the following day Mrs Stagg found him hiding on the bushes near the field so we brought him in to be questioned (luckily he was handcuffed!). The children asked him questions like 'Why did you eat grandma?' 'How did you escape from prison?' We then wrote letters to Little Red Riding Hood pretending to be the wolf. We told her how sorry we were and that we would never do it again!
We also began making our model castles this week. The children were busy cutting and sticking using lots of new skills to join the different parts of the castle together. We are going to save our final products to show you at our class assembly.
Mrs Stockdale & Mrs Thompson