Cross-curricular topics teaching resources: Castles

Resources and ideas for cross-curricular topics, castles, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Year 1 Houses and Homes non-core subject planning

Year 1 Houses and Homes non-core subject planning

5 weeks worth of non-core subject planning on the topic of Houses and Homes. This planning was used in a Year 1 class but would also be suitable for Reception/Year 2. The topic lessons link to Houses and Homes and features a carousel of activities. This plan also includes PE, music, and RE lessons.

By jessmurray10

Castle and Towers Bundle

Castle and Towers Bundle

This is a nice set of resources about castles and towers. The bundle includes key castle words, and photos of famous castles around the world. I have also included a set of creative writing prompts to encourage the students to imagine what life in a castle would be like. Try it today!

By peterfogarty

National Days Bundle - Part 1

National Days Bundle - Part 1

I have collected a very wide range of different National Day presentations I have created, from throughout the year, such as Science Day, Commonwealth Day, European Day of Languages, Mountain Day and Pancake Day, to name but just a few of them!

By peterfogarty

Fairy Tale Themed Brain Breaks, Fast Finishers or Extension Activities

Fairy Tale Themed Brain Breaks, Fast Finishers or Extension Activities

A Selection of games for numeracy and literacy to use as warm ups, brain breaks or extension activities for fast finishers. Fairy Tale themed with BLM that can printed off and coloured in to keep them busy.Boggle GameNumber of the dayCategories worksheet and gameWhat are your spelling words worth?A handy resource for casual teachers, includes a blank so that you can make up your own games.

By ninki1

Photographs Around Disneyland: Adventureland

Photographs Around Disneyland: Adventureland

Disney Photos for Professional and Personal Use: This file contains over 20 high-resolution2 photographs of Frontierland in Disneyland, California. Some are iconic images and some are a unique perspective of Disneyland. They are great for TES products, task cards, print material and other classroom or scrapbooking uses. If you have questions or comments about the photographs or the extent of the license…please email Elizabeth at elizabethpinotti@gmail.com. PLEASE READ MY TERMS OF USE: This set of photos, or any portion thereof, may NOT be sold AS IS! In other words, you may not sell or give them away as photo files. You may use them in your work and credit the author. Purchasing this item does not transfer the copyright to you. You may not claim the design as your own design. This license is non-transferable. This means you may not transfer and/or give the license to anyone else. You may use the images for any classroom, personal or commercial use, including embedded digital or printed works – as long as you include: © Elizabeth Pinotti. For hard copy, printed books please credit the author and let me know about the project, so I can pick up a copy. Thank you for respecting copyright laws. YOU MAY: Use the images for your own personal crafting, teaching and/or for sale creations, either digitally or in print. Print these images for personal use, but never sell images individually. Include these images in a teaching document for sale or free -- giving the appropriate credit. Use images for SMARTboard or PowerPoint creations. Please flatten them. Just insert a text saying: © Elizabeth Pinotti. All rights reserved. If you use them for print books, please credit the author and let me know about it!Teachers and Educators are welcome to use my graphics on educational material for free or to sell on blogs, websites, TN, TES etc. You may NOT: Sell or give away images in digital format or preprinted on paper without consent. You may not claim these images to be your own. You may not make or use any image for clear and/or rubber stamps, embroidery patterns, cards or other products that reproduce the image without consent. You MAY NOT redistribute, sell or share these files. Even if they are altered, please do not claim them as your own. Elizabeth

By elizabethpinotti

Y2, 3, 4.  Pupil worksheet / Booklet about glossaries

Y2, 3, 4. Pupil worksheet / Booklet about glossaries

Y2, 3, 4. Booklet about glossaries.Can be used as a stand- alone lesson on glossaries or as part of a topic on Norman Castles. Also useful as an assessment following work on glossaries.The glossary activities are organised into a short workbook.Learning objectives:To know that a glossary is an alphabetical list of words with definitions found in a non-fiction book.To recognise the difference between a word and a definition .To put words in alphabetical order.To match words about castles to the correct definitions.Page 1 Offers pupils a selection of vocabulary relating to Norman castles and asks them to select four words to order alphabetically and set out as a glossary.Page 2 Questions about the key vocabulary and glossary. At the end of the booklet there is a set of 12 ‘castle’ glossary cards with a description for the pupils to cut out and order into alphabetical order.

By newromantic

Setting Description Pupil Resource Pack 3

Setting Description Pupil Resource Pack 3

Pack of 5 handy printable sheets that children can look at to help them choose subject-specific vocabulary for a descriptive writing activity. Sheets may be modified for your particular lesson, and it is suggested that you laminate these, as they are multi-use.Included are 5 scene description sheets: 1) Stone, Bronze, and Iron Age2) Weather3) World War I and II4) Robots5) FairytalesEach sheet includes examples of verbs, nouns, adjectives, and also includes 16 sample sentence chunks for children to use if they are stuck for ideas while writing.***SET 1*** (BEACHES, FORESTS, CITY, WOODS, etc) available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/setting-description-pupil-resource-pack-11061253***SET 2*** (Rainforests, Romans, Gods and Goddesses, Cold Climates) available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/setting-description-pupil-resource-pack-2-11169703All images courtesy of www.clker.com

By vcurrie19

2 stars and a wish sticker

2 stars and a wish sticker

Here is a sticker I use in class when wanting the children to take part in peer assessment. I print it out onto stickers and stick it in the children the book. The rest is self explanatory... the children swap books with a partner and give their friends two stars and a wish based on the piece of work they have produced.

By AlyssaMashford

KS1 & 2 Label the Knight’s armour and Label the Castle (2 worksheets)

KS1 & 2 Label the Knight’s armour and Label the Castle (2 worksheets)

KS1 & 2 Label the Knight’s armour and Label the Castle (2 worksheets)Two separate worksheets to enable pupils to match the historical medieval vocabulary to the correct part of the picture. There are nine items of armour to label on the Knight and 9 parts of to label on the castle. The vocabulary list is included beneath the picture on each worksheet for pupil use. This is a useful activity to assess pupil knowledge of historical vocabulary at the end of a mini topic.

By newromantic

KS1 & 2 Set of 32 Quiz questions about Medieval Castles.

KS1 & 2 Set of 32 Quiz questions about Medieval Castles.

KS1 & 2 Set of 32 Quiz questions about Medieval Castles.32 differentiated questions (and answers!) to challenge and develop pupil knowledge about Medieval castles. Each question card is differentiated with a star symbol (1 star = easy, 2 stars = harder, 3 stars= difficult) so pupils can answer at their knowledge level. Useful as a lesson starter or plenary of for a small group activity.

By newromantic

KS1/Y3 Powerpoint lesson (s) of 37 slides on the topic  ‘Norman castles’.

KS1/Y3 Powerpoint lesson (s) of 37 slides on the topic ‘Norman castles’.

KS1/Y3 Powerpoint lesson (s) of 37 slides on the topic ‘Norman castles’. Learning Objectives:To use the correct historical vocabulary when talking about the features of a castle.To compare the similarities and differences between motte and bailey and stone built castles.To identify William the Conqueror , where he came from and his link to castles. To use my knowledge about castles to make my own information book.The slides are easy to follow and devised to encourage partner/trio discussion and collaboration through key questioning and small group activities. Slides 2-4 use pupil knowledge as a starting point assessment through a reflection activity. Slides 5-11 focus on William the Conqueror and include a paired map activity using atlases. Slides 12-20 look at early motte and bailey castles and include a short clip from Youtube. Included is a simple DT planning sheet for pupils to design then build a motte and bailey castle. Slides 21-23 encourage pupils to consider the purposes of castles in war and peace time. Slides 24-32 can be used as a castle features class quiz or a paired assessment. Slides 33- 36 look at famous castles belonging to Normans. The final slide offers a suggestion for making a ‘castle’ booklet or scrap book.

By newromantic

KS2 Battle of Hastings Diary example.

KS2 Battle of Hastings Diary example.

KS2 Battle of Hastings Diary example.Set in October 1066, a Norman Knight writes about his observations before, during and after the Battle of Hastings. This example demonstrates features of a diary and acts as a recount of the event including personal feelings and points of view.Useful in the lesson for pupils to use to identify features and structure of diary writing or as a Recount Checklist activity. Can be used in cross curricular History topic on Norman life, Castles or Knights.

By newromantic

KS1 &2 Attack or Defend Medieval Castle Activity

KS1 &2 Attack or Defend Medieval Castle Activity

KS1 &2 Attack or Defend Medieval Castle Activity: 12 battle statements to classify under ’attack’ or ‘defend’ on the activity board. Pupils work in small groups or pairs to discuss and categorise the statements. A fun activity to help pupils improve historical vocabulary and understanding of the methods of defence and attack strategy. Can also be used as a plenary to assess pupil knowledge following a topic on Medieval Castles.

By newromantic

KS1 & 2 Norman Castles and Knights

KS1 & 2 Norman Castles and Knights

Bundle of 5 items including KS1/Y3 Powerpoint lesson (s) of 37 slides on the topic ‘Norman castles’. KS1/Y3 Powerpoint lesson (s) of 37 slides on the topic ‘Norman castles’. Learning Objectives:To use the correct historical vocabulary when talking about the features of a castle.To compare the similarities and differences between motte and bailey and stone built castles.To identify William the Conqueror , where he came from and his link to castles. To use my knowledge about castles to make my own information book.The slides are easy to follow and devised to encourage partner/trio discussion and collaboration through key questioning and small group activities. Slides 2-4 use pupil knowledge as a starting point assessment through a reflection activity. Slides 5-11 focus on William the Conqueror and include a paired map activity using atlases. Slides 12-20 look at early motte and bailey castles and include a short clip from Youtube. Included is a simple DT planning sheet for pupils to design then build a motte and bailey castle. Slides 21-23 encourage pupils to consider the purposes of castles in war and peace time. Slides 24-32 can be used as a castle features class quiz or a paired assessment. Slides 33- 36 look at famous castles belonging to Normans. The final slide offers a suggestion for making a ‘castle’ booklet or scrap book.KS1 &2 Attack or Defend Medieval Castle Activity: 12 battle statements to classify under ’attack’ or ‘defend’ on the activity board. Pupils work in small groups or pairs to discuss and categorise the statements. A fun activity to help pupils improve historical vocabulary and understanding of the methods of defence and attack strategy. Can also be used as a plenary to assess pupil knowledge following a topic on Medieval Castles. KS1 & 2 Set of 32 Quiz questions about Medieval Castles.32 differentiated questions (and answers!) to challenge and develop pupil knowledge about Medieval castles. Each question card is differentiated with a star symbol (1 star = easy, 2 stars = harder, 3 stars= difficult) so pupils can answer at their knowledge level. Useful as a lesson starter or plenary of for a small group activity. KS1 & 2 Label the Knight’s armour and Label the Castle (2 worksheets)Two separate worksheets to enable pupils to match the historical medieval vocabulary to the correct part of the picture. There are nine items of armour to label on the Knight and 9 parts of to label on the castle. The vocabulary list is included beneath the picture on each worksheet for pupil use. This is a useful activity to assess pupil knowledge of historical vocabulary at the end of a mini topic.A blank project book is included for pupils to develop their knowledge in this topic.

By newromantic

Science Week Bundle

Science Week Bundle

A collection of science themed resources and activities that you might enjoy for British Science Week.

By sarah277

Disney Pack 40 Pictures

Disney Pack 40 Pictures

This bundle contains 40 high resolution 12 x 12 photographs of Disneyland, California. I have included the SAME photos in a 14.293 x 9.493 for printed bleed projects. Some are iconic images and some are a unique perspective of Disneyland. They are great for TES products, task cards, print material and other classroom or scrapbooking uses. If you have questions or comments about the photographs or the extent of the license…please email Elizabeth at elizabethpinotti@gmail.com. PLEASE READ MY TERMS OF USE: This set of photos, or any portion thereof, may NOT be sold AS IS! In other words, you may not sell or give them away as photo files. You may use them in your work and credit the author. Purchasing this item does not transfer the copyright to you. You may not claim the design as your own design. This license is non-transferable. This means you may not transfer and/or give the license to anyone else. You may use the images for any classroom, personal or commercial use, including embedded digital or printed works – as long as you include: © Elizabeth Pinotti. For hard copy, printed books please credit the author and let me know about the project, so I can pick up a copy. Thank you for respecting copyright laws. YOU MAY: Use the images for your own personal crafty, teaching and/or for sale creations, either digitally or in print. Print these images for personal use, but never sell images individually. Include these images in a teaching document for sale or free -- giving the appropriate credit. Use images for SMARTboard or PowerPoint creations. Please flatten them. Just insert a text saying: © Elizabeth Pinotti. All rights reserved. If you are interested in use them you can purchase them here: Teachers and Educators are welcome to use my graphics on educational material for free or to sell on blogs, websites, TN, TES etc. You may NOT: Sell or give away images in digital format or preprinted on paper without consent. You may not claim these images to be your own. You may not make or use any image for clear and/or rubber stamps, embroidery patterns, cards or other products that reproduce the image without consent. You MAY NOT redistribute, sell or share these files. Even if they are altered, please do not claim them as your own. Elizabeth

By elizabethpinotti

Houses,homes and castles in song. Videos, PPTs, MP3s

Houses,homes and castles in song. Videos, PPTs, MP3s

Please preview on1. I built this house https://youtu.be/JFvN0Zzb5iY2. The estate Agent https://youtu.be/y8PoRh6iXnU3.Openthedrawbridge https://youtu.be/5Z9zXpN4G7M4. In the hairy, scary castle. (Illustrations differ) https://youtu.be/mPXSrhcj7bsAll songs have a video and some opportunities to play percussion

By pwilloughby3

In The Hairy Scary Castle. Cumulative song for key stage one with sound effects  Video PPT MP3s

In The Hairy Scary Castle. Cumulative song for key stage one with sound effects Video PPT MP3s

Please view video (Illustrations vary) https://youtu.be/mPXSrhcj7bsWe used this as part of a topic on Castles. After each character is introduced , you can hear the sounds they make. Ask children what they could use to represent these sounds. You could build up a separate piece of music based on the sounds you create.In resources you will find1. A PPT of the song2. A video of the song3. The lyrics4. Vocals. MP35. Backing MP3

By pwilloughby3

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Temple of Artemis

Temple of Artemis

Some facts about Temple of Artemis - one of the seven wonders of the ancient world

By Olynj

Europe  Bundle

Europe Bundle

A collection of resources that introduce different European countries. Each resource contains beautiful photos and information to help your students to learn more about the countries featured. With these resources, you'll be able to travel around the world from the comfort of your classroom!

By cassieborodenko

Photographs: Disneyland: Fantasyland 2

Photographs: Disneyland: Fantasyland 2

This file contains 14 high-resolution, 12 x 12 photographs of Fantasyland in Disneyland, California. I have included the SAME photos in a 14.293 x 9.493 for printed bleed projects. Some are iconic images and some are a unique perspective of Disneyland. They are great for TES products, task cards, print material and other classroom or scrapbooking uses. If you have questions or comments about the photographs or the extent of the license…please email Elizabeth at elizabethpinotti@gmail.com. PLEASE READ MY TERMS OF USE: This set of photos, or any portion thereof, may NOT be sold AS IS! In other words, you may not sell or give them away as photo files. You may use them in your work and credit the author. Purchasing this item does not transfer the copyright to you. You may not claim the design as your own design. This license is non-transferable. This means you may not transfer and/or give the license to anyone else. You may use the images for any classroom, personal or commercial use, including embedded digital or printed works – as long as you include: © Elizabeth Pinotti. For hard copy, printed books please credit the author and let me know about the project, so I can pick up a copy. Thank you for respecting copyright laws. YOU MAY: Use the images for your own personal crafty, teaching and/or for sale creations, either digitally or in print. Print these images for personal use, but never sell images individually. Include these images in a teaching document for sale or free -- giving the appropriate credit. Use images for SMARTboard or PowerPoint creations. Please flatten them. Just insert a text saying: © Elizabeth Pinotti. All rights reserved. If you are interested in use them you can purchase them here: Teachers and Educators are welcome to use my graphics on educational material for free or to sell on blogs, websites, Teachers Pay Teachers etc. You may NOT: Sell or give away images in digital format or preprinted on paper without consent. You may not claim these images to be your own. You may not make or use any image for clear and/or rubber stamps, embroidery patterns, cards or other products that reproduce the image without consent. You MAY NOT redistribute, sell or share these files. Even if they are altered, please do not claim them as your own. Elizabeth

By elizabethpinotti

Around the World Mini Bundle

Around the World Mini Bundle

A selection of resources that are aimed at sparking your students' interest in the world around them. They help you to explore the world from your classroom! These resources include interesting facts and photos about clothing, food, landmarks, houses and children from Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America and Australiasia.

By cassieborodenko

Saint David's Day Presentation and Colouring Activities

Saint David's Day Presentation and Colouring Activities

Saint David is the patron saint of Wales. I have created a presentation which could be used either in the classroom or as part of a school assembly. This presentation links to a YouTube video which explains the day. I have also added a virtual walk around Saint Davids (the birth place of Saint David), provided some key facts about the day, links to a quiz and some Welsh themed colouring sheets. St Davids Day is an important celebration. Learn why the Welsh like to wear leeks on this day, and the significance of the daffodils.

By peterfogarty

Victorians - presentations, SEN, autism

Victorians - presentations, SEN, autism

This is a bundle of resources based on a Victorian topic I delivered to a group of young people who all had autism and were in Y7 .Most presentations are structured and some include TEACCH style structured questions.Areas covered: Victorians and Christmas, Children and toys, Schools, Queen Victoria.By buying all resources as a bundle, buyers save 49%.

By jlp76

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ART. Architecture and structures

ART. Architecture and structures

Art Schemes of Work and supporting resources focussed on architecture and structures. Includes KS3 and 4 schemes. Slideshows of architecture and structures, a guide to perspective and a guide to developing a GCSE Art sketchbook with a structures theme.

By StartEducation