Class 4 had a great time in term 5 learning about castles. We learnt about the importance of castles and how they helped keep people safe and kept out invaders. It was really interesting learning about the different defence mechanisms that castles used to stop people getting in although our favourite methods was definitely the murder holes.
We visited Hever castle on the 3rd May and it was great to look around a real life castles and see the different parts of the castle that we had learnt about. We has a very interesting tour around the castle and learnt how the castle was really important in Tudor times. We also got a chance to play in the maze and the water maze which was great fun.
After our visit we decided to have a go at making our own model castles. We used old Easter egg boxes to form the towers, keep and curtain wall and then covered them in paper and decorated them. Finally we used our DT skills to create working drawbridges using string, cotton reels and wooden dowel.
On Tuesday 4th July Class 4 visited Cornwallis Academy to take part in a science day. When we arrived the science lab was taped off and it appeared that a crime had taken place. Somebody had stolen some money from the science department! All of the science teachers were suspects and we had to work out who it was. To do this we had to analyse handwriting, examine finger prints and shoe prints, carry out some chromatography and test some metals.
The best part of the day was definitely testing the metals as we got to use Bunsen burners. We had a lot of fun and managed to work out who the culprit was!