English KS2: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Episode 4

4: The exchange of gifts

Lady Bercilak comes to Gawain's chamber.

She offers him a green belt which she says will keep him safe and Gawain accepts it realising that it will protect him from the Green Knight. Lady Bercilak insists Gawain must keep the belt secret from her husband and when Sir Bercilak returns that evening Gawain says nothing about it.

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

3. At the castle of Sir Bercilak
5. At the Green Chapel
6. Gawain returns to Camelot