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1066 Role Play

posted 17 May 2017, 08:34 by   [ updated 17 May 2017, 08:35 ]
The Year 4s have been getting to know what life was like in 1071, five years after the Battle of Hastings. The children whisked themselves to a world where William the Conqueror was on the English throne and England had changed forever. Castles and churches dominated the horizons. The feudal system controlled the people of England and life was tough for those at the bottom of the pile. 
The children played the role of a family of serfs, bound to working on a rich baron’s land. They discovered that life was indeed very tough. They will be using this experience to support their writing over the next week.