Junior School Assembly School Event

Year 2 students showcase all they have learnt about castles in an assembly fit for a king.

Our Year 2s stepped out on stage with such confidence this morning that they immediately had the audience in their palm of their hands. Mrs Mathieson’s class has been delving into the past in recent weeks and finding out lots of interesting facts about castles.

The girls’ family assembly revolved around what they have learnt about the ‘huge, strong houses’ of old. Watched by their families and other Prep School classes in the Assembly Hall, the Year 2s talked articulately about moats and gatehouses and how the castles were both defended and attacked in equal measure.

In Literacy, they have also been learning how to write play scripts and the importance of settings, characterisation and dialogue. So well have they mastered the art that the girls, together, have written their own play called The Evil Dragon.

It was wonderful to see them perform their story about castle life, princesses who wander into the dangerous forest alone, a trio of evil dragons and a pair of princes who rescue the damsels in distress. A grand wedding celebration brought a happy-ever-after end to the play.

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