Year 2 visit Windsor Castle

Year 2 enjoyed a fantastic day out at Windsor Castle last week to engage the girls in their new topic: Towers, tunnels and turrets. After an early start they arrived at the Castle to begin some investigating. After wandering around and noticing the turrets, arrow slits and battlements they arrived at St George’s chapel, the resting place of Her late majesty, Queen Elizabeth. As well as seeing this historic site, the girls were also able to spot several other graves of former monarchs including Henry VIII. The beautiful windows and ceilings and quiet atmosphere were a highlight for many. After this, it was time to watch the impressive Changing of the Guard, although as it was a cold day, the girls were also glad to then retreat into the warmth of the State rooms! Here they were able to see where the great fire at Windsor had started, some ancient suits of armour and impressive displays of priceless china! After lunch, they enjoyed a workshop on Castles before a final visit to the battlements overlooking the town of Windsor. All in all, it was an excellent way to start their new topic for the term.