Posts tagged Medieval
Yes Year 7, the moment has finally arrived when you can start building your medieval castles! For detailed instructions about how you can take part in this House competition then download the instructions sheet from lesson. Remember that all entries will earn house points, and there will be prizes for the best castles. Don’t forget, if you are not able to make a medieval castle you could always draw and label one instead.
A good way to make an impressive castle is to label how it changed over time. This website has some good information and pictures that explain these changes. And if that is too much, then how about trying to dress the knight?
The BBC has a very detailed set of instructions about how to build a model Motte and Bailey castle. This is well worth a look as, it also includes a really nice diagram of a motte and bailey castle. The BBC also have this funny little video about life for the Normans:
You can even explore the famous castle at Bamburgh on google maps (just use your cursor keys to move around the castle):
Year 7 have produced some brilliant work this week both in class and at home. The students made their boards for homework. They are really creative and also show some good historical research. In lessons we have been playing and marking the games. Photos of some of the boards that have been brought in so far can be seen in this gallery: