After the success of the Leaf Man building and labelling activity, we thought we would do another one.
The class had been building wands in Outdoor Education and drawing pictures of castles, knights, and kings in Art. Our drama centre was even transformed into a castle. We thought it would be great to capitalise on our students’ love of building.
We started the lesson by going on a world tour of castles and noticing the 3D shapes. We made sure to include non- European castles as well. I then built a mini castle and labeled it. We also co-created an anchor chart of castle parts.
The students spent time in partners building their castles and then were given post-it notes to label the parts. The activity went well again.
We hope to use some pictures we have made for them to write a sentence about who livess in the castle and maybe draw that person as they have been practicing that skill in Art.