Welcome to Willow Class



Miss J Hollingsworth


Miss F Hardman


Miss E Stephens


Mrs H Caine

Why were Norman Castles certainly not bouncy?

Our topic this term is all about The Normans and 1066

Key Questions for Learning:

  • Who was William the Conqueror and why is 1066 a famous date in British history?

  • Why did the Normans build so many castles?

  • How do we know what happened in 1066?

  • What do you know about motte and bailey castles?

  • What is the Domesday book and do we have something similar today?

  • What changed after the Norman conquest?

Books we will be using during our topic:

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John Drawbridge has moved to Widemoat Castle to learn to become a kinght. There is a lot to learn.. How to charge with a lance on horseback without falling off. Why the spiral staircases always go up in a clockwise direction. How to defend the castle against invading parties. And much, much more!

John decides to keep a diary of his life at the castle. Things really liven up when the castle is attacked. Can John save the day?


This pop up book explores life inside a medieval castle. Explore a magnificent banquet, a thrilling tournament and a dramatic siege.

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Learn which characters work behind the scenes in a medieval castle. Explore the cross sections of different parts of the castle from the dungeon to the towers.

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