Sadly it’s that time of the year where we have to say goodbye to our class. Thank you for all your hard work this year and we hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have!
Have a fantastic transition into Year 6.
Miss Wood, Mr West and Mr Jones.
We had a fantastic variety of landmarks made, well done to all the children who worked extremely hard and creatively on these! Can you guess where these fantastic pieces of architecture are from?
Picture 1 Clue....A giant monkey was rumoured to have climbed up this building!
Picture 2 Fact....The sign was built in 1923 and each letter is 50-foot high!
This term we have been looking at ‘Why is America so special?’ The children researched and made some of America’s most famous landmarks.
This term we have enjoyed discovering the wonders of Ancient Egypt. We have made pyramids, done some Egyptian dancing, researched and made leaflets to advertise Egypt and even experienced being tomb raiders!
Just have a look at the photographs of some of this week’s homework!
See the links below for some Egyptian themed interactive games.
Anglo Saxon Villages
This week we have been learning all about how the Anglo-Saxons lived. Anglo Saxon villages were usually very small. The largest villages had no more than a few hundred people living there. Most Anglo-Saxon villages were built near natural resources such as woods, rivers and lakes. Did you know Anglo-Saxons houses were huts made of wood with roofs thatched with straw? We have made 3D models based on our findings.
This week we have been lucky enough to have a history specialist come into school to talk to us about the Anglo-Saxons. They brought with them authentic Saxon artefacts and objects. We had the chance to see what a typical Saxon meal would have looked like, and to play some Saxon dice games. Games such as who can roll the highest or lowest number were probably played. It is also possible that the Anglo-Saxons would have gambled on the outcome. Archaeologists have even found ‘loaded dice’ which means dice that have had weighs put inside them to help whoever was playing to win the game. How sneaky!
Some of the children had a go at horn-blowing and also got to try on the notorious Sutton Hoo helmet.
Attention all parents! Your child has been given a letter about the Year 6 residential that is taking place next year. The date of the residential is Wednesday 11th March until Friday 13th March. Permission slips and deposits need to be handed into the office by Friday 27th September. A brief meeting about the residential will be held during the first week back in September. We hope to see you there.
If you have any questions about the trip or need a letter then either ask your child's class teacher or come and see a Y6 teacher.
If you would like to look at what Kingswood is all about then the web address is below.