Year One Outing to Bolsover Castle
The Year One children have embraced our new topic of Turrets and Tiaras. Over the past few weeks they have carried out research into styles of castles and studied the famous ‘Burg und Sun’ – Castle in the Sun, by Paul Klee. During our maths lessons we have used our knowledge of adding money when role playing as chief shoppers for a royal banquet!
Tuesday the 3rd of May brought a touch of medieval madness as we explored Bolsover Castle. The children were eager to find their way around the basement of the terrace range, the riding house and the Little Castle (which really isn’t very small at all)! The children made careful observations of the materials used in the buildings, the art work on the walls and ceilings, especially the ceiling in the beautiful Star Chamber. We enjoyed a few breaks under the sun in the Fountain Garden to play medieval games such as Tag and Hide & Seek. During our discussions we made thoughtful comparisons between a medieval style of life to life today.
The children were all very well behaved and grateful for their day at Bolsover Castle. A memorable day enjoyed by all!