Thank you for all of your cardboard box donations!!! They have gone to good use to help us build our very own Moat and Bailey style castle, so that we could re-enact the Battle of Hastings.
The children were very keen to hear the story of the battle and were even able to create their own story boards, retelling the important events of the battle. We then made our own shields with our own coat of arms and swords to arm ourselves ready for battle!
We then ventured outside and as a class, we were able to build our own (almost) life-sized Moat and Bailey castle – including all the features that we have learnt over the last few weeks.
It was then time for battle… the children split into the Anglo-Saxons and Normans and re-enacted the battle – you can see from the pictures below, that the children thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon!