This half term, the children have been learning all about the Britain and the United Kingdom. We have learnt all about the Anglo-Saxons; when they invaded, how they lived, and the impact that it has on us today. We have also learned about physical landscapes in the UK in Great Britain, as well as looking at all the good things about the countries (Ben Nevis, The London Eye, Loch Ness and Guinness among other things).
The children learned the National Anthem, and devised their own school anthem (it really is great).
Part of the topic was Persuasion, where the children worked really hard to promote their country. They worked in groups and used all their knowledge about their country to give a presentation in front of the class. For some, this was really nerve wracking (although some really took this in their stride).
Across all of the topics, we are tried to allow the children to be creative with their thoughts. This has resulted in some really excellent artwork.
In RE, we have been learning all about the Bible and try to interpret the parables into everyday meanings. This is brought some really in-depth discussion, whether children have been encouraged to express their views and speak with freedom.
Finally, the children will be ending the half term learning how to use an Anglo-Saxon bow and arrow.
This, I’m sure will be great fun, and a terrific experience for them. Any pictures from the visit will be posted on the website.