Reception enjoy a trip to Clitheroe Castle
The Reception classes have been learning about Castles this term.
Each class has been busy making their own non-fiction book. They have written facts, captions and labels to share information about castles. They also learnt the names of the different parts of a castle such as the drawbridge, the portcullis and the moat.
To help them with their topic they visited Clitheroe Castle. The guides gave them a tour and they enjoyed exploring the grounds. They found out that the castle is over 800 years old; they couldn’t believe how thick the stone walls were! The children were able to make their own models of a Motte and Bailey castle using sand and lollipop sticks.
Back at school they enjoyed linking their work on castles to Book Week. They have read a range of fairy tales and acted out different stories in their castle role play areas.