Monthly Archives: March 2015

#WAKWHS2 Collaborative working in KS1

Today we have had an exciting afternoon working with Reception and Year 2. We split into our four house groups, Blue Knights, Yellow Wizards, Green Dragons and Red Unicorns and then worked collaboratively with other children from the same house, but from a different year.

The different groups used their senses to complete different activities related to Simon’s adventures so far. Lots of exciting activities were underway this afternoon, story whooshes, dressing up, music making, map drawing and writing activities!

The children worked fantastically well together.

A great time was had by all!!!


We started our day watching a medieval dance and the grand knighting of Simon. Then Earl Rees invited us to a banquet to celebrate Simon being knighted. 

We were then visited by Lady Arabella, her lady in waiting and Simon. We were allowed to ask them questions. One child asked Simon if he was in love…but he quickly told us that was not for us to know… I wonder if he is in love?

Can you remember anything that we found out about Lady Arabella?

We had an interesting conversation explaining that there wouldn’t be computers, tvs or iPads in medieval times and that there form of entertainment was a little different to ours. Enter Kevin the Jester who taught us many skills like plate spinning and juggling. Every person had a go and tried their best! So well done Paddington!

At long last it was time for our banquet! it was all going so well, until Lady Arabella addressed the council and then a dark hooded figure grabbed her…

And that was it…she was gone…

We discussed as a class what might have happened? Where has she gone? Who has her? Is she safe? 

An emergency meeting was then called to share ideas of what had happened. The suspect list was also revealed…

Overall, it was a fabulous day had by all!!