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Towers, Tunnels and Turrets - Autumn 1

On Wednesday 21st September, we had our Team Action Challenge!  Our challenge was to design and build a castle. Our castles needed a drawbridge, a tower, arrow loops and a flag measuring 10 cm.

Mrs Holmes was very impressed with how well we all worked together. Each group presented their castles at the end.

Take a look at our castles.


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On Wednesday 9th September we had our class visit to Hoghton Tower. We had a great day! It helped us to name all of the features of castles we have learnt about in class.

What features can you spot?  Can you remember what they were for?

Turrets      Tower     Flag      Arrowloop      Dungeon     Wall

We got to dress up as knights and princesses before looking around Hoghton Tower. We looked around the rooms and found out lots of facts about how they lived in the past.

Mrs Harfield even got asked to dance in the ballroom!

Some of us were knighted in the banquet hall.

Can you remember what it means to be knighted?