EYFS/Y1 visit to Pontefract Castle

EYFS/​Y1 had a brilliant morning last Thursday, celebrating World Book Day at Pontefract Castle. They heard a story all about the castle from Ilbert the dragon. Then they looked at all the different elements of story writing- plot, characters, setting and objects before planning their own story to write back in school. This trip also started our topic all about Castles too. We learnt so much and loved wearing dragon wings and being baby dragons whilst we learnt about castle life.

Ilbert was delighted to find an egg because he was so lonely
It was hard work walking around the castle as baby dragons
The castle had once been very impressive
Back at school the children made their own armour
and castles.