We had an exciting world book week and really enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters. During the week, we also wrote our own storybooks which we will be sending off for a competition. We started by mind mapping our ideas and creating characters, then once we had a good idea for a story we began the writing process, taking it in turns to write each sentence. Finally, we illustrated our books and designed a front and back cover. All of the children worked extremely well in their teams and have created three brilliant stories.
This term we have continued to learn about the Anglo-Saxons and The Vikings. We were very lucky to take part in a Viking workshop where we dressed up, made medicines, observed artefacts, weaved wool, used a quern stone to make flour, made an amulet and took part in battle training. It was so much fun and we looked great in our costumes. In art, we have researched Anglo-Saxon jewellery and made our own necklaces. We designed, made and painted our clay beads using Anglo-Saxon patterns. Our writing journeys this term have also linked to The Vikings. We have written non chronological reports, kenning poems and recipes. We enjoyed making and eating Viking Birka bread then wrote fabulous recipes.
In maths, we have been learning about measurement. We have successfully measured length and height in metres, centimetres and millimetres. We even measured the equipment in the adventure playground! We are also able to convert between different units of measurement and compare, add and subtract different lengths.