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Castles: History | Norman motte and bailey castles

SKU T12IL4019013
Key Stage 1 Topic Year 1 Year 2

This lesson introduces your class to motte and bailey castles. They will be reminded who was ruling England after the Battle of Hastings and then they will explore the two types of Norman castles. Your class will examine both motte and bailey and keep and bailey castles through looking at their features. They will go on to decide what the strengths and weaknesses of each type of Norman castle were. Your children will have the opportunity to learn more about these castles using the Fact Sheet.

This downloadable lesson contains a detailed plan, engaging slideshow presentation and teaching resources.


What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Fact cards
  • Information sheet
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