Year 1 trip to Stansted Mountfitchet

24th May 2023

On Wednesday this week, all of Year one were very excited to take their trip to Mountfitchet castle as part of their history topic. The children have enjoyed learning about famous kings and queens and where and how they lived.

For our local history, we have been learning about King Harold and how he was killed by William of Normandy and this is how the Norman period began. Therefore, a visit to a Norman Motte and Bailey castle was just the thing to give the children a real sense of what it was like to live in that period.

The children thoroughly enjoyed looking at the buildings and artefacts there. They learnt how life was very different between the rich and poor.

Their favourite part of the day was feeding all of the animals that live within the castle walls. These include goats, fallow deer, a splendid peacock and other wildlife. All of the children were very gentle and kind. Their teachers were very impressed by their behaviour and compassion towards the animals. 

Ms Fletcher and Miss Lord could not have been prouder of the behaviour shown from the children - it was exemplary. In fact, the coach driver stated that we were the best school that he had ever driven to a venue in all his years being a coach driver!

They all had a brilliant day.