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On 1 July Year 2 visited Orford and Framlingham castles as part of our topic to find out what life was like in a medieval castle. It was the hottest day of the year so far, but we still learned about how a castle was defended, where the food came from and how it was stored and cooked. We climbed a lot of steps to every part of both castles and thought about how they were different.
We looked at the special decoration in the chapel and the bakery on the roof at Orford. We looked at where people slept and went to the toilet. We looked at the materials used to build and considered the changes that have taken place over 800 years.
We know that building a castle is hard work because before our visit we spent a morning digging ditches and building mounds to build our own motte and bailey castles from what we could find. We needed a lot of water to make the ground soft enough to work with. Have a look at our photographs.