On a very windy, stormy Monday 6th December, year 2 went to visit St Michael’s Mount as part of their Castles topic.
After putting on our head-to-toe waterproofs, we got on the coach and drove through the elements to Marazion.
We pulled up, gathered our things together, and started the ascent to the Mount.
Battling against the wind and the cobbles, we arrived and were welcomed by the St Michael’s Mount team. They talked us through the grounds and gave us a scavenger hunt map, leading us to lots of intriguing and exciting sights around the castle and gardens. Unfortunately, during our journey the wind had grown too strong for us to continue the final leg of the climb into the castle itself!
While we waited in hope for the winds to ease, we began our search for some of the sights on our maps.
We found the Giant’s Heart and the Giant’s Well, nestled amongst the cobbles and Mrs Hocking delighted us all to a gripping cliff-top retelling of the myth surrounding the Giant and St Michael’s Mount.
After a bit of lunch in the Visitors’ Centre and a lot of fun and games, the weather improved and we were allowed to explore the castle to our heart’s content.
We had an amazing time and loved being able to put all of our learning from this term’s topic into context. It was a delight to hear the year 2s buzzing around the rooms, pointing out different familiar features and interesting new ones, exploring, discussing and experiencing a real-life castle together.
A particular highlight was looking out from the castle walls at the impressive vista below. Some of us had to overcome our fears to do it and it was definitely worth it!
There was still lots of exploring to do, but it was time to say our goodbyes to the Mount so we made our way back to the coach and to school.
What a fantastic way to round off this term’s topic!