As part of our Anglo-Saxon topic, Team 4 have been studying artefacts. Much of what we know about the Anglo-Saxons comes from graves like the one discovered at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. In 1939, archaeologists explored the largest mound (hill) and discovered a ship buried in the mound… But who was buried in the ship?… Read More

  “On Wednesday, we were ‘stepping in to the shoes’ of characters from Beowulf. When I was in the hot seat, I was Grendel’s Mum. When it was other people’s turn to go in the hot seat, I asked them questions whilst they were in role.”        – Dylan, Team 4… Read More

Here are some examples of Team 4’s homework challenge last week. They could choose to create a WANTED poster for a character in Beowulf or show part of the story from the epic poem. The dragon was a popular choice! When we shared our learning in class, Team 4 were particularly impressed with those who drafted their work… Read More

Today Team 4 had a visit from an Anglo-Saxon farmer! They made a settlement, explored the life of the Anglo-Saxons and learnt about their culture. Team 4 also worked together to re-enact the legend of the warrior Beowulf!… Read More

“This term, we have started learning about an old Anglo-Saxon poem called Beowulf. It is one of the longest poems in the world with OVER 3000 LINES. We wanted to see what this could look like, so we operated as a team and glued 100 lined pages together. We measured it in the corridor, from the library… Read More

At the start of every week, Team 4 will have new learning partners chosen at random. These learning partners are used as support for one another and to challenge every pupil to talk about their learning. Team 4  discussed What Makes a Good learning partner, here are our main ideas: Giving helpful feedback Listening to ideas Sharing resources… Read More

Team 4 have had a great start to their first week back at school. We are all looking forward to the year ahead!… Read More

Team 4 are currently in the middle of writing some marvellous descriptions from the point of view of a Roman gladiator. To get in character, we did some hot seating to understand what it may have been like for Gladiators as they went into battle. We used our senses and imagination to think of some… Read More