Burgh Castle Field Trip

Our recent topic is Romans and we have done a variety of subjects on it including Boudicca, mosaics, Hadrian’s Wall and Gods.

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To find out about Roman buildings we went to Burgh Castle. Mummy made a field trip sheet to fill in, but Anna didn’t do it so Nanny did it for her.

The sheet asked us to see what it was made of and I thought it was made of stone, clay, brick and flint.

I took some pictures of the layers in the wall.

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Next we had to look for the bastions. A bastion is there to help defend the castle. We saw 6 bastions but there would have been more.

bastion outer

These are my pictures of the different bastions we could see.

A collapsed bastion Bastion 2 Bastion 1 Castle wall Bastion join

These are holes in the walls where the bricks have fallen out and they are not supposed to be there. You could see a bastion through one of the holes. Can you see which one?

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I think this hole might be something to hold a roof up with a wood pillar. There were 7 and they were square so looked like they should be there.

holes for pillars

These walls have either fallen down or are wonky.

Collapsed wall view of the wall

We learnt a lot and had fun exploring!

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Photo Scavenger Hunt #1

This time of year it’s hard to get the girls to go outside as the weather is cold and unpredictable, with it raining one minute, sleeting the next and sunny the next.

I thought we’d go on a scavenger hunt around where we live which is a beautiful spot in the English countryside.  But instead of coming home with stones, feathers and leaves, they would take photos.

So I created a photo scavenger hunt sheet and each armed with a camera off we went.

This was fun as it got the girls looking at their surrounding as we wondered home from our local village.

Elsa Anna
Something red Something red
A flower A flower
Something interesting Something interesting
Something yellow Something yellow
A road A road
A wheel A wheel
Some berries Some berries
A vehicle A vehicle
Something you can eat Something you can eat
A selfie A selfie
A stone or rock A stone or rock
The sky The sky
Something of your choice Something of your choice
A green leaf A green leaf
A metal sign A metal sign