Castle Rising Visit

On the 16th June, Year 6 travelled to Norfolk to have a look round Castle Rising Castle - a 12th Century Norman castle most famous for being the residence of Queen Isabella, ‘the She-Wolf of France’ (Edward II’s widow and alleged accomplice in his murder).

We walked along the top of the steep earthworks that surround the castle, then the pupils answered various questions about different defensive and attacking features. We could see many of the aspects of castles that we have been studying, both inside and out, including murder holes, arrow loops and the gatehouse amongst others. 

We were lucky to be bathed in glorious sunshine, and equally fortunate to be able to rest in the shade of a large and leafy tree whilst the children drew some fantastic sketches of the stone carvings on the forebuilding. 

  • Castle Rising