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Windsor Castle

Year 2's visited the castle for their topic

Earlier this half term, Year 2 classes went on a trip to the beautiful and historic Windsor Castle.

Since the beginning of the Half Term, they have been learning about castles, there was a 'Castle day', where children came to school dressed up as someone from a castle, such as a king, queen, maid etc. They cooked, made goblets and had a banquet plus more (of which you can find out more about on the Children's Blog).

Children saw and learnt about why certain features are present at the castle-the moat, arrow holes, murder holes and they also learnt the history of Windsor Castle and why it was built where it is. 

One of the highlight's of the trip was the children getting to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony!

The visit also included a visit into St.Georges Chapel, seeing the Order of the Garter and the royal tombs- including Henry the Vlll's tomb with one of his wives-Jane Seymour.

It was a lovely and very informative trip for our Year 2 children, they were beautifully behaved and represented our school beautifully!

"On the 3rd of March we went to Windsor Castle. First we walked up a steep hill, it was tiring. Next we went through the bridge and after we went through the bridge we saw arrow slits. Next we saw the battlements that were used to stop enemies from getting in the castle. After that we went in the moat room, the lady told us that William the Conquerer built Windsor Castle"- By Oliver Powell.