Welcome back to our last half term of this school year. As ever there is lots going on in school. Please keep updated by following us on Twitte, the website and looking at SeeSaw for all updated information. I hope that you are all well and staying safe. If you want to join the 'Walking Bus', please meet Mrs Grove and Mrs Quinn at McCauls on wade Hall at 8.15 am. Thankyou. Mrs Shorrocks

Woodlea Junior School

Year 6 visit to Clitheroe castle

1066 and all that!


On Thursday 24th March year 6 visited Clitheroe castle as part of their current theme work.


As part of their 'Super-sleuth' theme, year 6 have been learning about life in Anglo-Saxon Britain and the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066.


Despite the rain, year 6 had a great time. Highlights of the day included:

  • re-enacting three important battles taking the roles of either: Vikings, Saxons or Normans
  • handling authentic replica weapons (and dressing as a Norman warrior)
  • exploring the importance of armour by creating an armoured suit for 'Sir Egbert' before dropping him from the castle walls
  • building a model of a 'Motte and Bailey' castle
  • exploring the defensive and offensive features of the castle