English KS2: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Episode 6
Sir Bercilak explains that he gave Gawain the nick on his neck because Gawain kept secret the green belt given to him by Lady Bercilak.
Gawain feels humbled and humiliated; he takes the belt with him as a constant reminder of his frailty...but when he arrives back at Camelot the court adopts the green belt as a symbol of honour and courage.
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.
This series is relevant for teaching English at KS2, in England and Wales and Northern Ireland, and at First and Second Level in Scotland.