Merrydale Infant School

Merrydale Infant School

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History & Geography

Autumn 1

Our history topic this term is all about castles


In history lessons we will be learning about...

  • The Battle of Hastings in 1066!
  • The Bayeaux Tapestry
  • William the Conqueror
  • The first castles built in England
  • How castles changed over time
  • The different parts of a castle and what they were used for
  • Who lived in a castle and what jobs they had
  • A knight's suit of armour
  • How to train to be a knight!


A good website to look at to find out about castles at home can be found by clicking here!





Autumn 2

Our geography topic this half term is all about Africa!


In geography lessons we will be learning...

  • Where Africa is compared to all of the other contents and oceans in the world
  • To look at maps and atlases to find out information about Africa
  • How to use the key on a map to find more information about a place
  • Learn about a place in Africa called Serrekunda, which is in a place called The Gambia
  • About the famous landmarks that can be found in Africa!

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  • Merrydale Infant School
  • Claydon Road,
  • Leicester,
  • LE5 0PL