Year 1 visited a rather wet and windy Corfe Castle. We had to abandon our (slightly ambitious) plans for lunch in the castle, but we did learn about how many soldiers could defend Corfe Castle (only 40), how long Oliver Cromwell’s men spent blowing it up (9 months) and where King John did his business!
The children showed great resilience and good humour and Mr Wollen and Mrs Dunster were very proud of them.
This is before we went in and were still relatively dry!
Year 1 had a brilliant trip to Swanage Brickworks as part of our science topic, Everyday Materials. We saw the quarry where the clay is dug, watched it being pounded and mixed with water, then saw how each brick is made by hand. Then we followed the bricks through the drying process and felt the heat outside the kilns. It was a fascinating and enjoyable morning; we even knew some people who worked at the brickworks!
A group of children from key stage 1 have been attending beach schools sessions with Fore Adventure to enjoy being active outdoors, and to develop confidence and speaking and listening skills.
These are the things we would like to do:
And here we are after litter-picking and weeding:
Thank you to all the crew members of Swanage Lifeboat who gave up their time to show us around their amazing lifeboats and lifeboat station. We had a brilliant morning learning about the boats and what they do.
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Year 1 visited Corfe Castle for a packed day of train travel, castle exploring and rain. We enjoyed huddling into King John’s toilets, three of them, side-by-side, for chatting. We learned that the king got so fed up with being cold he invented the dressing-gown to keep himself warm. Also, girls did not wear knickers, apparently.
Here are some pictures of the day:
don’t mess with guard
over the drawbridge
following our guide across the bailey
through the inner gatehouse
arrow slits in the towers
the sally port, where spies come in and out
protecting our lunches from the rain
exploring the castle
Year 1 share books with their buddies in year 5 & 6 every week.
Thanks to all the children (and parents/grandparents!) who supported our Fairtrade Breakfast this morning. They enjoyed hot chocolate, juice, bananas and toast and jam. Key Stage 2 tomorrow! Also, thank you to the staff and PTA who provided and organized the breakfast.
On Friday afternoons, year 1 share books with reading buddies in year 5 or year 6.
One of the highlights of the year! This year’s chicks began to hatch on Monday. For more details, ask anyone in year 1.