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The Great Castle Builders!

 

At the start of the Autumn half term, our class were given castle booklets and set the challenge of building their own castles. Each week our class learnt different techniques, creating walls that stood on their own, towers with arrow loops and drawbridges with string. We then put all of these weekly techniques together to create a castle at the end of the term. The King and Queen of Harwich who came to visit were very complimentary! Please see below for pictures of us creating our castles. 

LI: To be able to name key human geographical features? 30/11/18

Today we looked at different human geographical features, we discussed things we may see, smell or hear there and then we had to name them (i.e city, town, factory). We then had to decide whether it would be a good place to build a castle near. We had to persuade Mr Baxter why we should build a castle there. We came up with persuasive reasons like; ‘if you live near a factory you can use them to make your weapons;’ ’living next to a farm would mean we always have milk and food.’ For our partner work some of us matched the words to the pictures and others had to read descriptions of the features and match them to the pictures.

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LI: To be able to name geographical landscapes.           20/11/18

Today we looked at different types of locations, we discussed their features and things we may see, smell or hear there and then we had to name them (i.e beach, valley, cliff etc). We then had to decide whether it would be a good place to build a castle. We had to persuade Mr Baxter why we should build a castle there and then why we shouldn’t. We discussed things like; getting food to the castle, defending the castle and having fun outside of the castle. We then voted at the end of each picture whether we thought it was a good location to build a castle.

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