Stanford in the Vale CE Primary School

High Street Stanford In The Vale Faringdon Oxon. SN7 8LH
Tel: 01367 710474 Fax: 01367 718429
Headteacher: Mrs Amanda Willis
Page Updated 05.07.17

Snowdrop Class - Year 1


Teachers: Mrs Scott & Mrs Turner
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Woodyer-Ward

Windsor Castle:
On Friday 30th June, Year 1 travelled to Windsor to visit the castle.

We arrived in time to see the changing of the guards - we were able to watch the band and guards march through the town to the castle.

Once inside the castle walls, we were able to walk around - identifying the different features of castles we have learnt about through our topic and seeing all the different size cannons. We visited the State Apartments - and were amazed by the number of swords, daggers, pistols and rifles on display. it was really interesting to find out that the King and Queen had separate rooms from each other and just about everything else too! in one room, we saw lots of coats of arms and it was there that we had our 'How to be a knight.' workshop. We learnt that knights started training at 7 years old, and that it took about 14 years before they qualified as a knight. We were all able to dress up in a robe and hat with a feather in it, and walk through the castle waving to all the other visitors, before having out own knighting ceremony!

After lunch, we were able to explore St George's chapel before we had to get the bus back to school.

We had an amazing time - the castle was incredible and our workshop was amazing.