Year 4 – Why were the Norman castles certainly not bouncy? Why go and visit a Norman What do I know about castles castle? 1) Evaluate guidebooks the different types of and flyers from visitor castles, ‘historical, attractions - How do fantasy and they persuade you to concentric’. 2) Create a poster all about the different types of castles and their features. 3) Learn all about why the Normans built so many castles and the in British history? 1) Create a timeline of and their importance? 1) Research on iPads Why is 1066 such a famous date visit the attractions? 2) Research location, facts, opening times, history etc of a local Norman castle using iPads and books. Design a flyer to persuade people to visit the castle. events leading up to the Battle of Hastings. 2) Chn will become the BBC news team reporting the Battle of Hastings as the events unfold. Chn will be split into two groups ‘Normans’ and ‘AngloSaxons’ and will create headlines for each event from their point of view. purpose they served. Can you design and build your own Who was William the conqueror and Norman castle? why was he so powerful? 1) Plan and design your own Norman castle ensuring it includes all features. 2) Build a Norman castle in groups using different materials e.g. cardboard, paint etc. Castles will enter competition and will be judged upon historical accuracy, strength and decoration and creativity. 1) Learn about William the conqueror’s life by reassembling his timeline. 2) Watch a documentary about his life. 3) Write a biography chapter How did life change after the Norman invasion? 1) Watch a video of ‘life of a boy living in Norman Britain’. 2) Investigate the impact the Normans had on Britain and about the life of William the the changes that conqueror. occurred as a result of the invasion. Chn will write a report of their findings.