Year 1 visit Corfe Castle

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 visit Swanage Brickworks

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!

 

Year 1 visit Corfe Castle

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:

 

Reading Buddies

On Friday afternoons, year 1 share books with reading buddies in year 5 or year 6.