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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!

Year 3 visited The Merchant’s
House, Marlborough Museum and St Peter’s Church.  We went to learn more about Marlborough
during the Victorian era.

At the Museum we saw what the
Victorians used as medicine which isn’t as good as what we have today.  We also saw a barometer which we learnt tells
us what the weather is going to be like.

When we got to St Peter’s church,
we explored the insides and looked at the features of the church.  Then we had the chance to go up to the top of
the tower.  It was a huge 137 step climb
and on the way we saw the mechanism of the clock.  Once we were at the top, we had a spectacular
view of the whole of the Marlborough area. 
We were able to spot Merlin’s Mound (which we had stood on top of in
February), the old St Peter’s School, the White Horse on Treacle Bolly and the
Year 2 classroom door at MSM.

Once we were back at school we
talked about our experience –

Kenzie said, “The stained glass
windows in the church were very colourful and pretty.  I liked looking them as they were bright and
on a sunny day they would look fabulous.”

“I absolutely loved going up the
tower because on the way there were windows to peek out of and you could see
the beautiful town of Marlborough,” gushed Alexis.

Thomas explained, “As well as a
wonderful view of Marlborough I could see my house.”

Alfie told us, “I really liked
the museum and I thought it was interesting to see artefacts from older
times.  I learnt that people had to carry
gas masks in World War I and II and I saw two of them in the display.”

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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