This week, Year 2 children visited Tamworth Castle to support and extend their learning about castles. The children met the strict, well-dressed lady of the castle and were able to help the servants lay the table with plates, spoons and candlesticks for the evening meal.
Can you remember the metal that was used to make the plates?
What were some of the differences between the rich and poor peoples plates and cutlery?
The Lady was very surprised with some of the clothing the children (and the adults) were wearing so with some help, she was able to show us what appropriate clothing for girls and boys was like in the past.
After using our recent learning of knights and arranging the heavy, metal armour we all took part in knight training. How loud it was!
Why was shouting loudly in battle so important?
After a picnic lunch, a tour completed our trip to the castle. We explored many of the rooms throughout the castle and even sneaked a view from the top of the tower. Careful 'watchman' looking was essential to ensure no enemy was trying to invade Tamworth!
Can you remember the name of the room that we might call a 'bedroom' today?
The children had a fantastic time applying their learning and picking up so many new and interesting facts about castles from the past. Superb behaviour too!
Back at school, Year 2 children enjoyed a picnic lunch in the tipi and learned about dragons, using art and D&T skills.
What was the name of the patron saint who bravely slayed a fierce, angry dragon?
What an exciting few days we have had! Well done children.