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Spring Term 2019

As part of our work on the Maya, we designed and made masks using mod-roc, paint and cardboard. In addition to this, we tasted different foods the Maya ate and played ball games.

For homework, we needed to research a Viking god. Here are some examples.

As part of our topic we looked at examples of Anglo-Saxon brooches. We then designed and made our own.

Next, we looked at the intricate illuminated letters painted by the monks. This inspired us to design and paint our own.

It's Catching!
This morning Dan returned to assess our throwing and catching skills. We enjoyed playing a range of new games and many of us have really improved since his last visit.

AD900 Entry Point

This morning we were History Detectives; all around the hall there were artefacts from the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. We needed to think about what the artefacts were made from, what they were used for and what they told us about life 1100 years ago. There were pots and jugs, a sword and shield, delicate pendants and brooches and items of clothing. This told us they were not only skilled warriors but also skilled craftsmen.

After playtime we focussed on the Anglo-Saxons and researched who they were, where they came from, why they came to Britain and why they decided to settle here. We then used out IT skills to create power point presentations.

Happy new year!

In maths this week we are focussing on money. We will be using our knowledge and understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve multi-step problems. In addition to this, we will be thinking about different career options and considering salaries, which qualifications we will need etc

Miss Tyson set us an Easter maths challenge. Working in teams of four, we had a series of problems to solve against the clock. Successful teams were rewarded with a tasty Easter egg. smiley

This week Miss Tyson set us a Dragon's Den style challenge. We needed to research Viking longships, then work as a team to design and make a longship. This was quite tricky as we had limited materials to use and a time limit.

When they were finished, we presented our ships to a Dragon (Mrs Sowerby) to see which, if any, she would choose. In the end, it was a difficult decision but Ethan's team won. 

This week for homework we wrote book reviews of some of our favourite fiction books. See a selection of them below.

Chinese New Year

To celebrate Chinese New Year, we made our own dragon and performed a dragon dance. We needed to find out what a dragon dance was, compose our own music and choreograph a dance. In addition to this, we made dragon masks.


As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we brought in objects which were special to us and shared them with the class.

This term we will be travelling back in time to find out about life as an Anglo-Saxon and a Viking. We will learn about:

  • How to use different sources to find out about life in the past
  • Where they came from
  • Why they settled in the UK
  • What daily life was like
  • What skills they had
  • What their beliefs were

​We will then go on to learn about the Maya and compare their lifestyle with the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons.

We will also be designing and making our own artefacts and visitng Scunthorpe museum.

In Science this term we will be learning about how plants grow, how plants have adapted to grow in different habitats and farming through the ages.

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