Our first History topic is all about Anglo Saxon Britain. We particularly find out about a very famous Anglo Saxon King - King Offa. This also links to our geography topic as King Offa has strong links with Herefordshire and the border with Wales.Click the pictures below to link to the BBC site about Anglo Saxon Kings and Laws
We learn what life was like for people in those days, especially when farming and harvesting crops. Link on the drawings below for some easy-to-read facts from two different online children's encyclopedias.
In the Spring Term, our topic is all about the Ancient Greeks. There are links to a film clips, animations, audio books as well as some exciting websites...
Icarus myth presented through dance
LISTEN TO THE STORY OF ICARUS
In class we are learning to be oral storytellers of this myth. We have written a joint version and are learning to tell it off by heart. We had to include plenty of 'powerful verbs' as well as tell it in an exciting way.
FILM CLIP - Ancient Greek writing
MYTHS & LEGENDS - ANIMATION OF ICARUS
PANDORA'S BOX - (with an easy-read version to click on the bottom right)
Explore Ancient Greece - an interactive website
British Monarchs and British Values
For our special topic week, leading up to a tea party to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday, each class is studying a famous British Monarch. Y4 are studying Queen Victoria. Below are some useful links to help you research and write her biography
Queen Victoria for kids
BBC Famous People
Ducksters: Simple biography