This week B6 have continued finding out about the history of the UK and it’s castles by delving into some of the myths and legends around knights and dragons from across the country. The children have followed step-by-step instructions to build their own dragon, and used the iPads to find out where different dragon legends have started in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. They’ve also spent some time hearing the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, as well as hearing stories of some famous battles and sieges that really took place. The children have used their knowledge of mediaeval knights to design and build their own swords and shields, as well as design their own army of knights – using their number and addition skills to add up the cost of all of the knights’ equipment.
B6 have practiced their reading, spelling and writing skills in phonics, and some have continued writing their own storybooks. In addition the children have practiced their social skills in Lego therapy sessions, and demonstrated their independence skills by cooking big breakfast for the class – sharing out the cooking, cleaning, table-setting and serving tasks between themselves.