Our Y5 boys have been busy learning about Medieval times in history this term, from the successful Norman invasion of 1066 to how William and the Normans established control in England, including their castle building.

In their lessons, the boys learned about all the different kinds of castles: from the first motte and bailey castles (from the French words for mound and enclosure), which the Normans built en masse all over the country to control their newly won territory, to the stone keeps and concentric castles that followed.

The boys then set about creating their own castles, and judging by their incredibly detailed models, the boys enjoyed the project immensely and gained an in-depth knowledge of the topic.

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