Sep 26 2015

All About Castles

After thinking about who might live in our castle, we have started learning about castles in the past. We discovered they were built out of wood originally and then stone because it was stronger. The children have created some great images of castles with details of the stone as well as some of the main features. Miss Puxley has been discussing the location of the castles and where they were most effective. Next month we will be visiting Pendennis Castle, so we will be finding out about Tudor times.
Thanks to Violet’s excellent organisation, we have all added some stone effect inside the castle in the role play and now we just need to add slit windows and a fireplace. We are also working on a castle for the display with labelled features.
Next week we will be finding out who might have lived in the castle years ago.
Alongside all this history and geography, we have thought about materials that were used as our science focus. How the properties of stone were much better at keeping castle dwellers safe than wood, which could be burnt or rammed.
Unfortunately, our Twitter page hasn’t been working but thanks to Mr Wild we are now back in action- keep looking to see what we are doing!