Class Edison have had a fantastic start to the new term and it has been a pleasure to see them settle back into the school routine so well and have a keen interest in the learning we’ve been doing so far.
Our enquiry question this term is: ‘How did the Vikings change Anglo-Saxon England?’ Through this subject, the children will use and deepen their knowledge of the Anglo-Saxons, from their learning in Year 3, in order to compare and contrast this with life in Viking Britain. This will also feed into other topics such as: Writing, Geography, Art, DT, Metacognition and Religion.
We have already read several quest and fantasy stories including: Beowulf, The Firework-Maker’s Daughter by Phillip Pullman and we are currently reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling. Through our reading and writing unit, the children will develop their vocabulary and explore how tension and atmosphere is created for the reader. This will then be applied when the children write their own Viking quest stories. Already, Class Edison have been on a walk to Castle Gardens and have been using the descriptive sentences they created from this trip in their story openings!