Features of medieval castles

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Features of medieval castles
Main Subject
Key stage
History: Medieval Britain
Includes answers
Resource type
Knowledge organisers
Student activity

This interactive and visual EAL resource supports learners to develop vocabulary associated with the topic of medieval castles.

It is suitable for learners at KS1 and KS2 who are New to English or at Early Acquisition stage and those who are Developing Competence. It uses flashcards, language drill activities, visuals and modelling of language.

The zipped folder is free to download and contains:

  • teaching notes
  • two sets of flashcards
  • a Connect 4 game.

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    The medieval castles vocabulary covered in this resource:

    • a moat
    • the portcullis
    • a turret
    • some towers
    • an arrow slit
    • the battlements
    • the dungeon
    • the drawbridge
    • the gatehouse
    • the castle walls
    • the castle keep
    • some spiral steps.

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