On Friday afternoon, we celebrated the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan by designing a commemorative mug. Some of us also designed a wedding dress or a suit.
Later we had afternoon tea to celebrate the forthcoming wedding.
Over the last few weeks, we have been looking at the life of Christopher Columbus. We have discovered that there were three ships: Santa Maria, Nina and Pinta. This week, we have been designing a ship like the ones that Columbus sailed on. Then we have made our design as a 2D or 3D model. Here are some of our ships:
Yesterday we enjoyed an exciting day at Lincoln Castle. There was so much to see and do!
We heard how children learned archery from a young age and we even had a go ourselves. It was not as easy as it looked.
The armour we were shown was very heavy. We held and tried on different pieces of the armour. It was amazing seeing and feeling the armour.
We also learned what happened at a medieval banquet. We played the roles of lords and ladies as well as servers, jesters, musicians and dancers. We even had some real food and drink but the boar’s head and pork pies were plastic!
It was a little cold walking around the castle walls but our guide told us lots of facts about Lincoln castle. We could see a long way from the top of the tower. There were drawings on the walls in the tower, as well as a game marked on a stone window sill. We also saw the motte and the keep as we walked through the bailey.
DID YOU KNOW…?
In medieval times, boys began to practise archery from the age of 5! Girls were not allowed to do this.
A lady, Nicholaa de la Haye, looked after Lincoln castle in 1217 when the French attacked Lincoln. It was very unusual at that time for a woman to be in charge of a castle.
Some of the drawings in the castle tower are over 800 years old!