An explanation text on catapults

This explanation text for year 3, year 4, P4 and P5 describes in detail how catapults work. For more than 2,000 years, mechanical catapults have been used in wars around the world. The Romans were masters at using these fearsome machines to attack and destroy their enemies’ strongholds. The text also includes instructions to make a simple catapult!

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
Year 3, Year 4
An explanation text on catapults

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