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Castle battles 18.4 week 9

 

Week 8 Castle Battles

English, History, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design

In week 8 we learned castle words, researched different castles and what they look like and hopefully made your own castle. Well...it’s week 9 and this week we are going to learn about how to…

ATTACK A CASTLE!!

There have been many battles in Great Britain. Here are some battles that happened in history.

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Before we attack a castle we need to get our armour ready! Terrance and Isla have got theirs ready!

 

      

 

Next, we need a shield. Your shield needs to be personal to you and display your family’s coat of arms.

Watch this video to find out more.

coat of arms video

Here are some of the symbols you might want to use, they each have their own meaning behind them.

         

 

      

 

Here are our own shield designs

   

 

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Take a look at these fantastic Maths ideas, some of the ideas might help you when you are creating your shields (Reception Measures and Year 1 Fractions).

 

 

But how do you attack a mighty castle! They are huge!

Check out the information below:

If you want to storm the castle you will need a catapult!

Take a look at one in action!

How to attack and defend a castle

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Here’s some ideas on how to make one!

marshmallow catapult

Catapults

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Before the battle you might want to practice taking aim! Set your self some targets. Why not number them and make this the score you get if you get a hit! You can collect your points and add them up to get your best score!

 

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Now it’s time to listen to some battle music to get us in the zone. Sit down and close your eyes. Imagine you are a brave knight who is rescuing someone or who is defending a castle. Can you hear the drums? How does it make you feel? Maybe you could get a drum/saucepan and join in with the music. Maybe it makes you want to march around your house/garden. Perhaps you are saving someone from a dragon? Let your imagination run wild and have fun!!

Battle music

 

We can add to the drums by chanting. Let’s use the new castle label words we have used. Each word has a different number of syllables.

For example, ‘portcullis’ has 3 syllables.

Can you say the word and clap the syllables at the same time?

Port-cull-is.

You can remind yourself of the words below or print them out and put them in different orders until you are happy with your chant.

You could even have a go at putting your chant on to manuscript paper so it looks like real music. See the sheet below:

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Barnaby Bear had fun at Edinburgh castle last week, here he is again trying to think of his own castle story.

Barnaby bear

Could you have fun creating your own story, perhaps you could save someone in need?

 

 

 

Now let’s have a go at some Cosmic yoga – You do yoga to a story and this week it is about a dragon called Cracker. Enjoy!! I would love to see some photos of your yoga poses!!

 

English

So, this week I thought we could do our own story board. The National Oak Academy has been doing storyboards and one of the English lessons was on St George and the Dragon follow the link to take you to the page. You will find it in Week 3 (May 4th ). Have a look to see how it is done.

I thought we could base our storyboard on a clip from the film Shrek. It is when Shrek and donkey go to the tallest tower to rescue the princess but find a big surprise waiting for them!

Shrek clip

A real King from history might also inspire your story. Check out this lesson from BBC Bitesize all about a king called Henry VIII

 

Phonics

 

Reception this week we are looking at the phoneme ‘ur’ another digraph (two letters that make one sound). Take a look at Mr Thorne’s video

 

Now have a go at writing ‘ur’ with your magic fingers in the air, on your leg and on a grown- ups back. Can you think of any words with the ‘ur’ as in ‘hurt’ sound in?

Take a look at the activity sheet below and see if you can find all of the ‘ur’ words in the story.

 

 

 

 

Year 1’s This week’s focus is alternative pronunciations for ow and ie.

We already know them as ‘ow’ as in ‘now’ and ‘ie’ is in ‘pie’

But this week we are going to be recognising them as ow (snow) & ie (shield)

Have a go at spelling the following words using our ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ method.

Spellings: low, glow, snow, window, show, chief, thief, shield, field, piece.

Here is Mr Thorne demonstrating each new pronunciation.

Mr Thorne again

Roll a dice and read a word on the number rolled.

 

Use this word list to read the words and sort them into the matching ‘ow’ sounds.

Let’s have our battles! Set up a castle wall to storm (lego, wooden blocks, cushions, etc) and storm that castle! Are you trying to save someone? Is Barnaby Bear stuck in the tower? Is there treasure that you seek? Can you tempt the knights out with delicious smelling food?

Have you got an army of teddies to help you by your side?

Shields and Catapults at the ready? GO!!!!!!!!

Castle battle

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I hope you enjoy your castle battles. Make sure you are very careful, rolled up paper or soft pom-pom cannon balls only please!

We want you all in one piece by the end of the week!

 

Stay safe my prince and princesses!

 Mrs Eggleston xx

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