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Kempsey Primary School

To learn with respect and belief; to challenge, create and dream!

Castles, Dragons and Witches (Summer 2019)



Some of the activities we have enjoyed this week we have involved making amounts using a variety of coins in a variety of ways, writting instructions in the correct order and creating our own version of the Knight"s Code. We experimented by putting a raisin from the castle stores into tonic water and it danced around to our excited squeals, On Thursday the Year 5s came and read stories they had written to us and we decorated our shields. Then on Friday we dressed as princes and princesses to hold the Kempsey Cafe with Oak Class.  It has been a really busy week and we are ready for the weekend!

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This week we went to Warwick Castle. Despite a few rain showers we had an amazing day. We looked around the inside of the castle and especially enjoyed looking at the armour and an enormous porridge pot. We then watched an incredible birds of prey display where the birds flew so low over our heads and a  Bowman who could shoot the arrows on target so quickly. We helped him do this by giving him instructions in the correct order.


During he afternoon  we met a 'princess' in the mill who told us a story and we designed our shields. Then we went under the castle where it was very dark. We saw where the workers washed the clothes and prepared the horses. We could see for miles when we reached the top of the mound. Although we were exhausted from walking around all day we still had enough energy before we went back to the coach to run up the hill and then roll back down. We had so much fun we all want to go again!

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This week the children have researched and recorded facts about castles, they have built castles using a variety of construction and re-ordered stories using the vocabulary first, next, after and last. In maths the children ordered numbers on castles and counted in 2s, 5s and 10s.


We are really looking forward to our trip to Warwick Castle next week!

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Welcome back to the Summer Term and a new topic!  We are really looking forward to many activities we have planned especially our trip to Warwick Castle. Please keep popping back to this page to see weekly updates of how we are getting on. Click on the following link to see some examples of the learning we will cover this term.

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