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Willow Class Thank you Letter
Dear Willow Class,
Thank you so much for working with us last week in the wind, rain and cold. You
really are a hardy bunch, and both Sarah and I remarked how you all just got on
with it! It was great to see you all getting hands on, working together to cook
the Viking Pottage, and it was even better to see so many of you enjoy the fruits
of your labour afterwards. I think that the herbs from the school grounds that
some of you helped to pick made it taste even better too! You showed great
understanding of your topic and asked some fantastic questions too! The fact
that we were able to cook the Pottage, Tunnbröd, and vegetable peel crisps in
the time we had was a huge credit to your mature conduct throughout the
afternoon, and you should be very proud of yourselves, as indeed I am sure all
your teachers are!
Once again, thank you for letting us be part of your learning journey!
Eastling Primary School Year 3 and 4 trip to Lees Court Estate
On Friday 19th October, the last day of term. Children in years 3 and 4 at Eastling Primary School travelled by minibus to Lees Court Estate in Baddlesmere to visit the large scale archaeological dig that is currently taking place. The children's topic of study in class for that term was the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age therefore the children and their teacher were excited to hear that an investigation into a prehistoric ritual landscape was happening just ten minutes from their school. The large-scale dig is a collaboration between the Lees Court Estate and the Kent Archaeological Society, assisted by the University of Kent. On Friday afternoon the class met with archaeologist, Dr Steven Willis, who led them on a tour around the site. The children explored a surviving burial mound from the Bronze Age and the excavation trench at the site, as well as, having an opportunity to hold a range of prehistoric artefacts. The trip was a fantastic way to end both the topic and the first term of school. It was of high educational value for the children to see evidence of the history they were learning about first hand and in their local area. The class will continue to monitor the progress of the Lees Court Estate dig and have produced some excellent pieces of work as a result of the visit.
Lucas (aged 9)- ‘I can’t believe we saw a Bronze Age axe, you could imagine what it would have been like in the Bronze Age.’
Mabel (aged 7)- ‘I’ve always wanted to be an archaeologist myself so it was amazing to see Dr Willis at work in Baddlesmere.