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Autumn 1

Anglo-Saxon Homework

Here’s some photographs of just a few of the fabulous home learning projects that we have done...

Illuminated Letters

We learnt about how books and manuscripts often featured illuminated letters and had a go at drawing and painting our own.

‘The Magic Box’ poetry

This term, we have enjoyed the poem ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright. We have used the FANTASTICs to sentence stack our own version of the poem as a class and then worked independently to write our own poems based around a theme. We have had all sorts of amazing poetry from holiday suitcases to Christmas presents to birthday boxes to nature baskets. Miss Pritchard was particularly proud of our use of interesting vocabulary!

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Work on the library has begun! 
At times it can be quite noisy and distracting but we are really enjoying watching how structures are built and what is involved. It’s fascinating for both the children and adults!

So far, we have been amazed by what it is like under the ground. 

Anglo-Saxon Village Maps

Today, we learnt about where the Anglo-Saxons settled and what their villages looked like. We had a go at creating our own maps and some of us cut bits out and stained them with tea to make them look more authentic. We had great fun!

Anglo-Saxon Dyeing Technique

We have been learning about the clothes that were worn by the Anglo-Saxons and how they dyed their materials with natural resources. We carried out an investigation where we used boiled blueberries, beetroot and turmeric to dye white wool. We were amazed by the results (especially Miss Pritchard)!

Mask Artwork

We created these fabulous mask-wearing self-portraits and thought about what makes us special. Thank you to the Brilliant Badgers for the great idea! 🦑 

‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’

We enjoyed listening to and discussing the story of ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’ by Charlie Mackesy. We thought carefully about the messages that the book gave and created our own motivational posters to help us during Year 5. We also recreated our favourite messages from the story.


We tweeted Charlie Mackesy with our pictures and got a reply!! We were amazed by the amount of likes that we received, too!!