Once Upon a Time – Spring Term 2023

We have had a fantastic term so far with our theme ‘Once Upon a Time’. A large part of the children’s learning has been History-based with a focus on finding out about Castles in the past.

We have learnt all about how William the Conqueror brought the first castles to England after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. We have found out that the first castles were called Motte and Bailey castles but eventually it was realised that stone castles would be stronger and more protective so that material was then used.

We have been honing our research skills to find out about this information and the children have completed some excellent work.

We have also been exploring Coats of Arms and, for our Art this term, the children have designed and then sponge printed a shield with their own coat of arms on. Check out our pictures for a few examples of these.

We are very much looking forward to our trip to Sudeley Castle where the children should be able to see lots of their learning in real life!