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St Margaret's Primary Academy

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Spring 1: Castles

Spring 1: Castles


This half-term we have gone back to Medieval times to discover what life was like.


In English we read a book called 'The Paper Bag Princess'. It was about a Princess who was going to marry Prince Ronald. Unfortunately one day a dragon captured him and took him away. The dragon destroyed the castle and even burned Princess Elizabeth's clothes. The Princess set the dragon challenges to trick him so she could save Prince Ronald.

Sadly it wasn't the happiest ending. Can your child tell you what happened?


In Maths we have discovered how to multiply and divide. We found out that it is really important to divide into equal parts.

Can your child use objects at home to find out the rest of the answers?


In History we had some very exciting visitors from Norwich Castle. They told us what life was like in Medieval times and let us touch lots of their tools. We made our own flags and cheered for a jousting match!

We used everything we had learned to label the key features of a castle and explain why they were important. We were also able to write our own description to sell a castle! Can your child tell you some of the language features they used to make it more persuasive?


In Science we investigated different materials and thought about their properties.

We thought about whether the materials were stretchy, waterproof, magnetic, bendy or transparent. Can your child tell you why it's important for different materials to have different properties?

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