It worked for me: Knights and castles

Primary History case study

By Sarah Woods, published 16th July 2018

For their 2016 summer term topic, Class 2 at Thrumpton Primary Academy learnt about medieval knights and castles. Their teacher was particularly excited when she found out about the choice of topic for the term, as she has a degree in history with a specialism in medieval history!

We started the unit by exploring what we already knew and what we wanted to find out. For our first activity, we focused on PSHE and British values and we learnt about the legend of St George and why we celebrate St George’s Day. We had great fun acting out and re-writing the legend. As we were so excited by the idea of dragons, we planned and wrote some instructions on how to catch a dragon to keep as a pet...

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