This term we will be studying the Norman Invasion of Britain, after the famous Battle of Hastings in 1066, led by William the Conqueror.
Among other details, we will look at:
Who the Normans were.
When and why they came to Britain.
The Battle of Hastings.
How everyday life in Britain changed.
The castles and cathedrals the Normans built.
The Domesday book.
Here are some links that will be useful during our topic this term:
http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk//year7links/conquest.shtml (this is for Year 7 but has good links!)
Ask an adult to help you with these:
We will study our topic through the history and geography of Britain under Norman rule. In Literacy we will be writing news reports about the invasion and Domesday book, and finding out why the Bayeux tapestry is a recount. Our ICT sessions focus on starting our own blogs about the Normans, using music, images, sounds, games and texts we have created ourselves. In Art and DT we will be studying, drawing and painting images from Norman art and architecture, and building models of cathedrals.
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