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Year 3 have had an exciting start to the year with a morning spent enjoying the great outdoors at Savernake Forest.  To fit in with our Enchantment topic, we made dens for elves and fairies, explored our senses to help us with our descriptive writing and created enchanted storyboards using all the resources the forest had to offer.

We will continue to explore our local area for the rest of term with visits to the Town Hall, the Merchant’s House and Merlin’s Mound in Marlborough College.  Come back soon to see how we got on!

Year 3 Trip to the Town Hall

To continue our learning about
‘Magical Marlborough’, Year 3 have enjoyed a trip to the Town Hall.  We all agreed that the most exciting part of
the trip was seeing inside the cells deep underneath the Courtroom.  We were amazed to see messages from prisoners
dating back to the early 1900s!  The
class were able to sit around the Council Meeting table in the Council Chambers
and Jaidon became the Mayor with Alfie being his Clerk.  The children were all in awe when our tour
guide, Deputy Mayor Mervyn Hall, opened a case to reveal the Mayor’s Ceremonial
chain made of solid gold.  It was a trip
we will never forget!

Alfie really enjoyed the morning,
saying, “It was astonishing and an amazing experience!”

Morgan particularly liked learning about the courtroom but did add, “I wish I was allowed to be locked in the cells!”

Year 3 Visit to the Merchants House

Year 3 have been exploring the
history of Marlborough by visiting The Merchant’s House and having a tour of
the High Street hunting for the blue plaques. 

We got to try a traditional
biscuit flavoured with rose water.  Some
of us loved them and others preferred a malted milk!

We were amazed at how large The
Merchant’s House was and how well restored it had been to get it back to how it
was when Thomas Bayly (a silk merchant) lived there. 

We all enjoyed our morning and
learnt lots about our town’s history.

Evie said, “It was amazing and I
really liked the decorations, particularly the art work.”

Peter added, “The beds were made
of rope and had mattresses on them.  It
felt really comfortable when we sat on them – I want one in my house!”

To finish our Magical Marlborough topic, Year 3 went to visit the ancient mound situated within Marlborough College.  Our tour guide, Janneke, told us about what was known about the history of the mound.

The gradual walk up the path took us a while and we were amazed at how high we were once we reached the top.  We could see all over Marlborough and were able to make out the corner of our school!

We were surprised to hear the mound dated back around 4000 years.  This means that it is unlikely that Merlin the Wizard was buried there but we still really like that idea!

Mrs Anne Schwodler

Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Toni Holford-Wright
Contact Information
Mrs Susannah Greenbank
Ducks Meadow, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 4BX
01672 513101

Mrs Sue Kent
Ducks Meadow, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 4BX
01672 513101

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The School’s designated safeguarding lead is Mrs Anne Schwodler

The School’s deputy designated safeguarding lead is Mrs Kath More supported by Mrs Mandy Howarth

The School’s safeguarding governor is Mrs Joyce White.

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