This term we are learning about Castles - past and present.
Our essential key question is 'What would it be like to live in a castle?'
Our visit to Conisbrough Castle provides a great launch to our theme, through the experience of visiting a real castle with real people that lived there.
Below is our project timeline.
Weeks 1 - 3
Timeline of themselves (understanding past, present, future, older, newer). Using the language of long ago, recently, years.
Rich and Poor - what was it like for the rich and the poor in a castle; was it different for rich people to poor people and if so how?
Jobs and roles within a castle - what different jobs and roles are there for people living in a castle (Are these roles the same then as roles in a castle now).
What were the living conditions of rich and poor people? Would it be the same for rich and poor people living in a castle now?
What would it be like living in Buckingham Palace?
Castle Sketching - using sketching skills to draw a castle with editing, drafting and improving our work.
Weeks 2 - 4
Entertainment - How were people entertained in the castle? What different skills did they need?
Dance – learning a dance in PE to be performed at the banquet.
Jesters/Puppet Show (in literacy writing a playscript)
Music week – Poems in literacy & write/learn/play instruments.
Costumes and Clothing - designing and making our own clothes using sewing skills, tie dying, printing.
Science materials/Textiles - investigating the properties of various materials
Shields & Design Family Crest and Colours (art skills of printing)
Food – what food would be eaten in a castle - Past & Present?
Menu - writing and designing menues
Serving Drink - how would people serve meals and drinks
Invitations - writing invitations