Year A Spring 2 - Towers, Tunnels and Turrets
See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower... Meet Rapunzel who lives in a tall, tall tower. Let's build a brand new one...whose is the tallest? Can you measure it? Then dig deep down making burrows and tunnels, just like the animals who live underground. What's that sound? I hear little hooves going trip trap, over the rickety bridge. Watch out for the angry troll underneath...he likes to gobble up little girls and boys!
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Do you know the difference between a 'Motte and Bailey' and 'Stone Keep' castle and why Stone Keep castles are harder to defend? We do! Ask us to explain to you when you see us.
We labelled the different parts of a castle and wrote descriptions of what each part was used for.
In science we learned about tunneling animals - can you name any?
Can you name these famous towers?
We learned about the legend of King Arthur - what an amazing story!
We read the story 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne. We debated if the boys sister should or shouldn't follow him in. We set up our own tunnel in class and crawled through into our own imaginary world. We used our role play to help us write descriptions of where the tunnel would lead to.
In English we read the story of Rapunzel. We sequenced the story and enjoyed acting it out. We wrote newspaper reports to explain the events of the story.
We used art straws to create famous towers like this one.