Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

This half term our topic is ‘Towers, Tunnels and Turrets’, where we will be learning all about Castles, Towers and other landmarks from across the World. Year 2 children have been using map skills to learn about the World around them, by sharing maps, globes and atlases and finding different locations.

We recently visited Conisbrough Castle, where we climbed ‘The Keep’ and learned all about the history of Conisbrough Castle. Did you know it has a Royal connection?? Do you know how old it is? I’m sure a Year 2 child can answer these questions for you. We all took part in a Drama Workshop at the Castle, where some children dressed up as characters that worked or lived in the Castle 850 years ago. The children made a real-life timeline to show how old the castle is.

We are looking forward to making 3D castles using a variety of media including clay, paper, sugar cubes etc. We will also be using ICT to research tunnelling animals and their habitats. In a few weeks time, we will be reading ‘Rapunzel’ and looking at the common features of fairytale stories.