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.

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 the series: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

3. At the castle of Sir Bercilak
video
4. The exchange of gifts
video
5. At the Green Chapel
video