Autumn Term Photographs/Videos

Our Viking Trip

We went on a fantastic trip to the Cornwall Maritime Museum (Falmouth) to further enhance their knowledge and engagement of the topic 'The Vikings'.

The children had lots of fun, taking part in many activities such as exploring Viking trade routes and making their own replica Viking coins. They also got to explore the other parts of the museum giving everyone inspiration and a whole heap of enjoyment.

A HUGE thank you to all the adults who made the trip easier to run especially to our parents, Nessie Hill-Dann and Tamsyn Stevens who supported us throughout the day. Here's to the rest of the topic

Anglo- Saxon place name treasure hunt!
 
The children have found it very interesting learning about how place names largely derive from the Anglo-Saxon times. They learnt that lots of suffixes (end of words) give a lot of clues as to what that place is like. They used atlases rather than google maps to find Anglo-Saxon place names and were surprised to find so many. Hopefully, if they go on a holiday in Britain one day, they may know a little information about it before they go just by looking at the place name!
Illuminated letters
 
To end our first few days in Year 5, the children learnt about illuminated letters that were used (and still are!) to start off sentences of paragraphs in truly special books. They were also used in the ancient times, particularly in the Anglo-Saxon times, for illiterate people as a visual way to understand the content of the books. The children did a fantastic job using their new sketch books by designing their own illuminated letters - awesome!