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1 Imagine our class has just invaded Northampton – how could we keep control of the town? THINK… Can you guess what we are going to be investigating today?

2 Why did William build Castles? Lesson Outcomes: 1.ALL: identify the key features of Motte and Bailey castles L3 2.MOST: identify the reasons why Castles were built L3 3.SOME: identify and explain how effective Motte and Bailey castles were in terms of defence L4/5 Lesson Objective: to investigate why Motte and Bailey Castles were built

3 Connect: Watch carefully: THINK: Why did William build Castles? L3

4 William needed to build castles ________in order to control his enemies straight away. The first castles were from _______ and _______. QUICKLY EARTH WOOD

5 TASK: Drawing from MEMORY You will be labelling a castle from memory. Activate: To be successful you must… 1.____________________________ 2.____________________________ 3._____________________________ 4. ____________________________ Label the castle as accurately as you can Include all the labels All take a turn to have a look and draw

6 Tower Motte Moat Palisade Wall Drawbridge Bailey

7 Tower Motte Moat Palisade Wall Drawbridge Bailey How well did you do?

8 To be successful you must… 1.____________________________ 2.____________________________ 3._____________________________ 4. ____________________________ All work as a team Draw the castle as accurately as you can Include all the labels All take a turn to have a look and draw Green =met all of the S.C Amber =met most of the S.C Red =met some of the S.C To Improve my group could…

9 Why did William build Castles? Read the worksheet carefully and complete the tasks: 1.Label your Motte and Bailey Castle: 2.Describe the key features and how you think each of the features would be good for defence L3 3.How effective was the motte and bailey castle? L4/5 Demonstrate:

10 Tower Motte Moat Palisade Wall Drawbridge Bailey

11 Keep Motte Moat Bridge Bailey Gateway

12 Features of the motte and bailey castles Function of the motte and bailey castles Describe the key features and how you think each of the features would be good for defence Keep Bridge Bailey Gateway Sometimes called the tower, usually made out of wood- is the tallest part of the castle. This feature is good for defence as you can see all around you castle from this point – so you will be able to keep a look out and be ready if you are to be attacked This connected the keep to the Bailey. This was good for defence because it could be smashed it if they had to retreat to the keep when under attack This was an enclosed area, usually on a smaller earthwork than the motte. Here the soldiers lived and slept. This was good for defence as it was kept separate from the motte Otherwise known as the drawbridge, this was good for defence as when not in use it prevented people from entering as there was a mote around the castle that acted as an extra defence to stop unwelcome visitors

13 How effective was the motte and bailey castle? L4/5 Think about the strengths and weakness of the motte and bailey castle: The defensive strengths of the motte and bailey were… The defensive weaknesses of the motte and bailey were… The motte and bailey castle helped William to control England because…

14 Why did William build Castles: Fireworks Fireworks Consolidate:

15 Why did William build Castles? Lesson Outcomes: 1.ALL: identify the key features of Motte and Bailey castles L3 2.MOST: identify the reasons why Castles were built L3 3.SOME: identify and explain how effective Motte and Bailey castles were in terms of defence L4/5 Have we met today’s lesson objectives?

16 Extension: Heads And Tails MOTTE BAILEY PALISADE MOAT a fenced courtyard. A high wooden fence surrounding the motte and bailey. A ditch filled with water surrounding the palisade A hill or mound

17 What have I learnt in this lesson? What have I enjoyed today? What do I need to improve on?


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