On Monday 30th November, Year 3 visited Warwick Castle, which linked in with their current English focus: the action-packed adventure story of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ by Cressida Cowell.
They started the day by exploring the castle’s grand interiors, followed by a guided tour that revealed some secrets and awe-inspiring stories from the castle’s 1100 year history. The children were particularly amazed by the sheer size of the castle. Yohannes (a pupil in Y3) said in astonishment:
If we played hide-and-seek in this castle, they would never find me.
After the tour, the children also had the opportunity to view one of the castle’s spectacular birds of prey shows, where they saw how owls and eagles can be trained. This reminded them of Toothless, the dragon in Cowell’s story!
There was so much to explore that not even the rainy weather could put them off. On the way back to the coach, Aneesha (a pupil in Y3) concluded:
This castle is amazing. This was the best trip ever. I want to come here again in the holidays.
Brilliant Writing Outcomes in Year 3
There have been some fantastic writing outcomes in Year 3 this half term. After a lot of research and hard work, all the children have produced their own non-chronological reports on the topic of ‘dragons’. Please see Zain’s excellent example below.
We hope that the visit to Warwick Castle will have been another source of inspiration for the children so that we can share some more fantastic writing outcomes with you soon.