On Tuesday June 6th Area 4 had a visit from Barry at the History Box to talk to us about Medieval Times. This fitted in with our Learn By Design topic “How Does the Past Affect Our Future?"
We listened to stories about Elmer the flying monk, how the chamberlain had the job of checking the royal chamber pot and what he then did with the contents! What all the peasants had to do, why you wouldn’t drink the water- beer was much safer! ... and lots of other things.
Barry chose students to dress up as a king, a queen, a bishop, a chamberlain, a monk, a lady and a peasant. Other people got the chance to dress up when we were doing activities.
After we listened to information, we then had the chance to try different things that were from the Middle Ages.
We had a mortar and pestle where we ground cinnamon, peppercorns and cloves.
We used some clay and a tea light candle to make a candle holder which we decorated with designs made with a toothpick.
We had small coloured tiles and patterns so that we could copy mosaics.
We played a bone and knuckles game and a stone circle game which was a little bit like noughts and crosses.
We could juggle with some coloured balls and also dress up in some costumes.
We were also able to practice writing using a goose feather quill and some Indian ink on some manuscript letters.
It was a great day and everyone had a wonderful time. Even the teachers learned some new things!
Thank you Barry for making it such an interesting session for us and to all the parents who allowed their children to attend. We hope that you enjoy looking at some of the pictures from the day.
Area 4 students and staff