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Castles and Knights


Our topic this term is Castles and Knights, we have been learning about William the conqueror and the Battle of Hastings. The Normans introduced castles to England, we know all about the different parts of a castle and their uses. We have been learning about castles in the local area and we are very excited to be visiting one next half term! We have also learned about knights, in Design and Technology we made our own shields with a coat of arms on them that we designed! We also tried on some chain mail, and had a go at holding it, we couldn’t believe how heavy it was!

We have also been developing our chronological understanding through this history topic. We made a historical timeline to show the history of Britain, this helped us to understand when the Normans ruled.

Term Dates

2021 - 2022
  • Summer Term 2: Tue, 7 June - Thu, 21 July
2022 - 2023
  • PD Days Thur, 1 Sept & Fri, 2 Sept 2022
  • Autumn Term 1: Mon, 5 Sept - Thur, 20 Oct
  • PD Day Friday, 21 October 2022
  • Autumn Term 2: Mon, 31 Oct - Fri, 16 Dec
  • PD Day Tuesday, 3 January 2023
  • Spring Term 1: Wed, 4 Jan 2023 - Fri, 10 Feb 2023
  • Spring Term 2: Mon, 20 Feb - Fri, 31 March
  • Summer Term 1: Mon, 17 Apr - Fri, 26 May
  • PD Day Monday, 5 June 2023
  • Summer Term 2: Tue, 6 June - Fri, 21 July 2023

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