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Year 1/2

Autumn 1 - Castles and Dragons


In this topic we looked at the structures of castles and why they were built. We focused on a local Hampshire castle - Porchester Castle - to understand how they were used to defend from attack. We looked at the different job roles of people that lived in castles and children began to understand that castles were once homes for people. We compared castles with our own homes and considered the reasons why not many people live in castles now.


In DT we designed and made our own castles from junk modelling by learning how to make joins and use different equipment to stick materials together.

Our castles

KS1 Writing Non-Negotiables (a reminder)