Eastnor Castle visit by Year 3/4
On Monday 15th June, the pupils of year 3/4 went on an amazing trip to Eastnor Castle. We were split into groups and one group did some pottery! Then we took a long walk over to do den building.
When we finished the walk over to the dens, we started to build a den while another group did bug hunting. Den building was great! A few minutes later, we did bug hunting and I found a red spider (with a small peculiar spot on), woodlice and some eggs.
All of us were put into groups but we were not with just people from Highnam because other schools came along too. The two other schools were Redmarley and Staunton and Corse. My group made pottery so first we carefully made some long stripes and stuck them around a pot until we filled it all up then we made self portraits while the man Jon patted all of the long strips so they were all mushed smoothly together.
Firstly, we went to Eastnor pottery to make a pot. First we made coils to make the base of the pot then we made a self portrait of our face to stick on the pot. We got our hands very messy then we went den building (my favourite part). First we teamed up with some of our other friends from a different school, then it all started. We got tonnes of long sticks and built the walls and then we covered them with big sheets as well as the floor and then the funniest part… We had a toiled in our den! Finally, we went to look at other dens which were very good. Then we went to lunch and I was starving.
My first workshop was bug hunting, to do this we had a little pot with holes in, a spoon and we walked off looking for bugs. I carefully looked under logs, through the grass and we even shook tree branches over white sheets! The best places to find things were under logs, peeling bark off trees and looking around in the ground.