Development of the castles

School – Ysgol Eifionydd, Dwyfor, Gwynedd
Age – Y7-Y9
Language – Welsh and English
Time needed to complete the activities – 1-3 hours
Title of resource – Development of the castles

Description of resource

A sequence of activities based on the development of the castle, from the early motte and bailey castles to concentric castles. The resource focuses on developing pupils’ understanding of the key terms and their reasoning skills as they compare and contrast and identify the strengths and weaknesses of the designs and locations.

Area of Learning and Experience

Languages, Literacy and Communication

Literacy Skills:

Developing vocabulary
Clarity and vocabulary
Vocabulary, spelling, grammar


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