Castles Topic in Year 1-4
In September/October, we studied the topic of ‘Castles’. In Literacy, we read fantasy fiction and fractured fairytales. In Numeracy, we also constructed a castle and played ‘Battlefields’ to practise our co-ordinates. This also linked to ‘Our Queen’ topic in World Around Us. We celebrated the Queen, who became the longest reigning monarch on 10th September 2015.
The grand finale was ‘Banquet Day’. All the pupils dressed in Medieval Costumes, ate Medieval-style and KS1 acted out their fractured fairytale play, ‘Cinderella Bigfoot’.
We used our senses to describe a character – Zog the dragon
Building with shapes
Our Castle, with a working drawbridge and stained ‘glass’ windows
We made and used catapults to attack the castle
Taking a bow/Curtsying after our KS1 play, ‘Cinderella Bigfoot’
We used our crafted shields and crowns in role play
Outside castle play
Battlefield: Trying to stop the dragons!
Making princess bracelets
Baking Medieval gingerbread
Some pupils at their ‘Banquet’
We decorated gingerbread men and ice-cream cone castle turrets
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