P4/5 Mrs McIlwrath's Class

P4/5 Mrs McIlwrath's Class

Castles

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Tue, February 06, 2018 19:37:34
Our topic is Castles. We talked about the first castles built and who made them, why they were made and what they were made from. We decided that although living in a castle sounded luxurious, we soon realised that life could be hard. The buildings were often cold. Children were left to amuse themselves. There was a constant fear of attack AND there was NO flushing toilet!

We wrote adverts to sell our castles. We focused on modern castles and used our imagination to create castles that would appeal to people today. Some of our castles had cinema rooms, hot tubs and saunas, champagne fountains, swimming pools and even a zoo.

When writing our advert, we were aware that we had to use interesting adjectives which would help sell our castle. We had to include a picture that would capture the interest of the buyer and set out clearly the asking price. We were encouraged to use bullet points and commas and write using short phrases. Some of us forgot to include an email address or phone number so that the buyer could contact the seller. We now realise how important this is on an advert.