English KS2: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Watch the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight told in six short video clips.

It is Christmas at Camelot and King Arthur and his court are celebrating. But the festivities are about to be interrupted...

1. At the court of King Arthur
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2. The Green Knight's challenge
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3. At the castle of Sir Bercilak
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4. The exchange of gifts
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5. At the Green Chapel
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6. Gawain returns to Camelot
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Meet the characters
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Sequencing activity (pdf)
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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.