English KS2: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Episode 3

3: At the castle of Sir Bercilak

Nearly a year passes and Gawain sets out to find the Green Chapel.

He arrives at a mysterious castle which is home to Sir Bercilak. Gawain learns that the Green Chapel is nearby and agrees to stay. Sir Bercilak will go hunting the following day and the two of them agree to exchange in the evening whatever they have gained during the day.

Teacher Notes

This series can be used to increase pupils' familiarity with a broad range of texts and narratives, including myths, legends and traditional stories and to make connections between these and other stories they are familiar with.

It will also support a broad range of writing objectives.

Curriculum Notes

This series is relevant for teaching English at KS2, in England and Wales and Northern Ireland, and at First and Second Level in Scotland.

More from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

2. The Green Knight's challenge
4. The exchange of gifts
5. At the Green Chapel