Year 2 Tattershall CastleCarlton Road
Tattershall Castle Trip
On 19 September 2017 the Rabbits and the Squirrels visited Tattershall Castle. We went as part of our topic – Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. We had already looked at the features of a castle in topic lessons so when we arrived at the castle the children were very eager to find the arrow slits, murder holes, moat and drawbridge. We first met our tour guides, Beverly and Julie, who showed us into the main hall at the bottom of the castle. They told us all about Lord and Lady Cromwell who built and lived in the castle in 1434. We went to the different rooms of the castle such as the basement, the great hall, the Lord and Lady’s private chamber and the audience chamber. We learnt what would happen in each room 600 years ago and what it would be like to live there. Beverly and Julie even showed us what it would be like to be a servant or a prisoner in the castle! The children agreed that they would rather live in our comfortable homes than sleep on the cold floor! Later on we were able to dress up as Lords and Ladies and practise some medieval dancing. Then we went back to the audience chamber to do some brass rubbings of medieval lords, ladies and knights. It was lovely to sit on the grass outside the keep and eat our dinner whilst the RAF planes from the Scampton airbase kept us entertained. The children learnt so much about what life was like in the 15th century and what the castle was used for.