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Year 1/2

Autumn 1: Castles and Dragons


In Year 1/2, we have focused on our new topic – Castles and Dragons! In this topic, we have explored the history of castles, learning about their features and the different types of jobs that people did. The children have had the opportunity to explore what they learnt during our visit to Portchester Castle. Through Science and Design & Technology, the children have had the opportunity to explore the strength of different materials and been encouraged to decide which materials are best for building a castle. Through our English sessions, the children have explored non-fiction texts to write their own books about Castles. In Art, the children have drawn their own dragons and applied texture with different materials. Our DT day towards the end of term will allow the children to recreate their own castles using junk modelling.


Can we please remind you we are a nut free school!