Welcome to our class page. We are now into week 6 of our new adventure! The children are loving learning all about the Anglo-Saxon times. On the 2nd October we held an amazing Saxon Feast and the parents came and joined us to try out our fabulous menus. Scroll down this page to join us on our adventure.
Underneath, you will find a link to our weekly spellings and homework. Every Friday, you will be given your homework, times tables book, reading book and spelling book. Your books need handing in the following Thursday. We will also have our spelling test and times table tests on Thursday.
This week, Niamh got the Individual Liberty Award!
Sycamore's Autumn 1 Adventure
Our adventure began when we met Osmund and Hilda, who are brother and sister, and live in Anglo-Saxon England in 793AD.
They offered to take us around their village and teach us all about their life. First however, we needed to fit in with the locals so using a computer programme we generated our own saxon names. Using clay we made name plates.
Next we designed our outfits....
We created a clay plaque with our Anglo Saxon name etched into it.....
Next, we completed a Burn 2 Learn to find out some key facts about where the Anglo-Saxons came from and where they settled.
Then we completed maps to show what we had found out .......
Osmund and Hilda wanted to find out what it was like for their relatives when they travelled to Britain. We imagined we were leaving Denmark, Germay or the Netherlands and tried to picture the scene.
As a group we came up with lots of noun phrases to describe the scene. After we wrote setting descriptions.
Osmund and Hilda wanted to learn about the journey their ancestors would have taken. Their mother had a diary belonging to Alfred and Elga, distant relatives. Unfortunately it was so fire damaged it needed the gaps filling in. First we thought about what we would pack now if we were leaving home and what the Anglo-Saxons would have taken. Next we learnt how to use fronted adverbials to open our sentences in our diary in different and interesting ways.
After that we thought about all the negative and positive feelings that Elga and Alfred might have experienced.
Then it was time to write our amazing diary....
We have been looking at what an Anglo-Saxon Village looks like. We made nets of cubes and made our own Saxon homes.
A popular Anglo-Saxon game is Taefl......it was lots of fun to play!
Next it was time to try some Anglo-Saxon food! Five lucky(ish) children completed the blind taste test of some Anglo-Saxon food: plums, honey, bread, carrots and barley water.
We also learned about some of the other dishes and types of food that the Saxons ate......we designed a menu including them.
After we had written out formal invitations, we held an amazing Saxon feast and our parents and families joined us!