St George's Church Of England Primary School

Our love of Learning Leads us to Excellence

Beaufort Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B16 8HY


Year 2 - History

This term our History topic is 'Castles'. We have been busy learning about 'The Battle of Hastings', the first castles in the UK, castle structures, why they were built and understanding about the people living in medieval times. We will continue this topic this half -term with a with a trip to Warwick Castle on Monday 30th April.

Castle Project

Using their knowledge of  the different features of a castle, children were tasked to build a model castle. Through imaginative use of toilet rolls, pringle tubes and cardboard boxes, some wonderful castles were built with key features such as battlements. Some castles even included fully functional drawbridges!

Well done to those children (and parents!) that have made castles at home. The results were extremely impressive. They are all proudly on display in St Michael's Hall at St George's.

Trip To Warwick Castle

Year 2 loved their recent visit to Warwick Castle.

They started off their day navigating through a maze, where some of the children found out  about the Slimy Stuarts and the Gunpowder Plot!

To find out more of what the children got up to visit our 'Class Activities' page. 

Pictured below: The Usual Suspects 

When we returned to school, we wrote a recount about our exciting trip (using grammar we have learnt in Year 2) with lots of descriptive vocabulary and time words to sequence the events.

Castle Competition

We are holding an online poll open to all to vote for the most popular castle! 


Year 2 Castles Competition