Category Archives: Geography

Interviewing a Witness

Today in Literacy, we have been learning about different types of questions. You can get two different types of questions: open and closed questions. We discussed that using open questions allows us to gather more information.

We also discussed how we might improve on a question to make it sound more formal for example, ‘what did they discover?’ and an improved version of this would be ‘what artefacts did the archeologists discover under the mounds at Sutton Hoo?’.

What questions would you ask an archeologist about the discovery of Sutton Hoo?

 

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Learning About an Anglo Saxon Burial

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Today we have been involved in an Anglo Saxon Burial. We have used our scientific knowledge and understanding in order for us to study skeleton bones and artefacts particularly focusing on the burial at Sutton Hoo. Today we found out … Continue reading

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King Alfred the Great

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Today in history we have been learning about King Alfred the Great. Did you know he was the only king to be called the Great? We have consolidated our learning in literacy and applied it to our learning in history. … Continue reading

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Designing a Saxon Village

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Today we designed a Saxon Village. Anglo Saxons lived in huts, which were made from wood and had thatched straw roofs. We re-created the Saxon huts and made straw roofs. We also created rivers so the villagers could get water … Continue reading

Planning a Saxon Feast

Today we have planned a meal for a Saxon Feast. We have researched typical meals prepared by Anglo Saxons.

Did you know, the Saxons didn’t use sugar during the Saxon times, instead they used fruit to sweeten their meals. They also didn’t have some vegetables such as tomatoes and potatoes.

We scaled some recipes as we were planning a feast for 30 people! Some of the meals included: chicken stew, lamb stew, boiled beef and leeks, leek and pea soup, honey and oat biscuits.

What would you plan for your feast?

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Carrying out an historical enquiry!

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This afternoon we became detectives! We used clues based on artefacts to discover the mystery at Sutton Hoo. We worked in small groups to generate questions that we wanted to find out about the burial at Sutton Hoo, for example … Continue reading

An Anglo-Saxon Village

Today we learnt about why the Saxons established their own villages. We found out that villagers who lived in the villages had established their own jobs, for example: clearing and ploughing the ground, grinding flour and making bread, and growing crops and tending to livestock.

We designed our own Saxon village.

Did you know that Saxons set up their own village near a water supply for drinking water and fishing for food.

What would you include in your Saxon village?

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Instructional writing

Today in Literacy our learning objective was to write an instructional text based on the herbs that we have planted.

First of all, we had to decided what equipment we needed in order to plant and care for our herbs.

Then, we had to recount the method that we used to plant our herbs.

We used our literacy skills and included imperative verbs when writing our method.

What herbs have you planted?

 

Distances

This afternoon, we researched the distances from different countries to the UK. We discussed which countries the Saxons travelled from (Germany, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands) and thought about the possible methods of transport they would have used to get to and from each country.

We coded a long boat travelling across the North Sea to the UK.

Do you know the distance from Norway to the UK?

Coding directions

This afternoon, we coded directions out for the Saxons to travel to their kingdom. We thought about the directions which they travel for example, north, south, east and west. We used our atlas skills to talk about the direction of the different countries.

Can you name any countries the Saxons travelled from?