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Summer Term

The topic for this term is 'Viking Britain'.

We explore what life was like in Britain during the Anglo-Saxon times by first learning about who the Anglo-Saxons were, where they came from and why they settled in Britain. We then learn about the Vikings; who they were, where they came from and why they came to Britain. We discover what happened between the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings and how Britain changed under Viking rule. 

We believe that it is important to learn about our History topic through a variety of tasks and experiences to embed key skills across the wider curriculum.  We want to engage learners in a practical and purposeful way so that children have fun learning opportunities that aid lifelong learning.  Some of the activities that we will complete this term include:

        * Making pickled foods in Design Technology;

        * Creating art inspired by Viking warriors in motion;

        * Researching the invasion on Lindisfarne;

        * Mapping out journeys from countries of origin to British settlements.


During our English lessons in the Summer term, we look at the picture book The Undefeated and use this to think about world views, perseverance and inclusion. 


Our class text throughout the term is Viking Boy by Tony Bradman which is centred around the main character, Gunnar, a young Viking who witnesses his family steading under attack and seeks vengeance for the suffering he experienced. This books allows us to explore concepts of Viking life and traditions through text and supports our work on writing about a battle.