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Spring Term 1 2023 - The Anglo-Saxons and Scots

During Spring 1, following the excitement of our Horrible Histories event, our work will continue to be based around a history theme - Britain’s settlements of the Anglo-Saxons and Scots.

We will be using primary and secondary sources to investigate where the Anglo-Saxons came from and why they came to England. We will also be using artefacts and historical enquiry to look at the discoveries at Sutton Hoo. We are planning a trip to Murton Park in February and look forward to visiting a reconstructed Anglo-Saxon village and becoming an Anglo-Saxon for the day.

Within our science work we will learn about properties and changes of materials. During the whole term, we will really focus on developing our group working skills during our PSHE, PE and RE work. In computing, we will be learning about vector drawings using Microsoft Publisher and linking this work with our 2D work in maths.

Spring Term 2022 - The Thing In The Hall

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We used The Thing In The Hall to help us develop our creative skills.

Autumn Term 2022 - Ancient Greece

Our main topic in the Autumn term is Ancient Greece, where we study the ancient Greek civilisation; their

 achievements and influence on the western world.

Through our History, English and Reading lessons, children will look at everyday life; they will research who the gods were that the Greeks used to worship, Greek architecture, the theatre and the Arts, famous Greeks and the Olympics. In computing, we will be improving our skills in using Microsoft Word and creating our own research files about Greek food. We will also be learning about computer systems and networks. In Science, we will be learning about Forces: gravity and the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction. As part of our Muddy Puddle day, with a Greek focus, we will be making Greek food including souvlaki and Greek salad as part of our DT. Children are welcome to come dressed in Greek costume for the day.


After half term, we will be continuing our Ancient Greek topic, linking this again with a variety of subjects. In Science, we will focus on finding out about Earth and Space; our solar system, our Sun and our Moon. We will rise to the challenge of designing and making our very own battery powered Mars Rovers in DT.