Year 2 headed off to the Castle museum in Norwich today to find out about life in castle times. The children met characters dressed up in clothes from the past. They learned about knights and jousting and made a pennant flag that was waved at jousting events. The children handled both real artefacts from the past and replicas and they had to guess what they were. Finally they learned that it was smelly in castle times from the cooking smells, the smoke from the fire, unwashed bodies and sewage. The children smelt the herbs and spices wrapped in pieces of cloth that people held to their noses to avoid the stench around them.