Mountfitchet Castle & Year 1
If you have never been to Mountfitchet Castle, you really should go. It's a very hands on venue, the children really didn't know what to look at first! They got caught in the stocks, had to joust on a horse, fired some pretend arrows, got sent to jail and even had to deal with a rather inquisitive peacock! They had a brilliant day. They learnt about how the Normans spent their days, making their own clothes, spinning wool, making bread, using blacksmith skills to make armour and shields, swords & helmets. They tried on the heavy chain mail and helmets, looked at the rather gruesome ways in which people were executed and generally had a really good day. Do go & have a look, if you get the chance.