Spring Term 2
In writing, we have continued with our learning about playscripts and King Arthur. After learning the legend of King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone, we transformed the legend into a play script and then performed it.
Our topic this half term has been the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. First, we learnt that the Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain because their land was ruined and their houses were wrecked. Then, we looked at the places the Anglo-Saxons settled and how they divided Britain into 7 kingdoms. Did you know that you can trace where the Saxon invaders settled is through place name? Look for –burh, -feld, -ing, -ton, -wick, -den and –ham. After, we talked more about Anglo-Saxon settlements and life. We researched different aspects of Anglo-Saxon life and presented our findings to the rest of the class. Look at the model we made of an Anglo-Saxon village.
To really understand what it was life to be a Viking, we held a Viking feast prepared by the kitchen thralls (Miss Mayne, Miss Wilson and Mrs Lyons) to celebrate another successful invasion. We tasted treats fit for a king: including honey, freshly baked bread, cottage cheese, butter, berries and dried fruit. Afterwards, we talked about how the food tasted and whether or not we enjoyed the menu.
To finish our topic, we enjoyed taking part in a science day as part of British Science week. We made an enormous longship from sticks and rubber bands. It was so much fun and we learnt that triangles are the strongest shape!
In art, we made Anglo-Saxon pattern work by making a motif on a relief board and printing with them. We discussed different types of pattern, including repeating patterns, a half drop pattern and a symmetrical pattern.