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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

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In History this half term, will be learning about the invasions and lives of the Scots, Anglo- Saxons and Vikings. We will be exploring the fall of western Roman Empire to the death of Edward the Confessor. 



We found out about where the Anglo- Saxons invaded and how they divided Britain into 7 Kingdoms!

We researched and wrote about key historical characters such as: the Romans, the Scots, Vortigern, Hengest and Horsa.

Over the next few weeks, we are undertaking independent World War Two projects, where we can choose our own response to demonstrate our learning.

After our visit from local evacuee, Mr Heaton, we thought about what it would be like to be an evacuated child back in World War Two. We have written a letter to our parents, in role, as an evacuated child.

We had an amazing afternoon at Poynton Library, interrogating and handling primary sources of evidence about what it was like in Poynton during World War Two. We studied census data, listened to recordings of people who were in Poynton during the war and handled artefacts that the library preserves for the locality.

We presented our research about an aspect of Ancient Greek life to the class. We learned about gods, food, famous mathematicians such as Euclid and Pythagoras, found out about the Battle of Marathon, clothing, numbers and writing and even watched a dance.

We made models, paintings and drawings to show what life might have been like in Ancient Greek times. Our art and design work was extremely impressive.

We learned about the clothes they wore in Ancient Greek times. We made costumes and even had a fashion show!

We learned about the foods they ate in Ancient Greece and tasted examples that we had made. We tried sardines, honey biscuits, an ancient soup recipe, olives, dates, home-made bread dipped in olive oil, tzatziki, taramasalata, pita bread, honey cakes, baklava, feta cheese and delicious salads. We thought that Ancient Greek food was very healthy!

We compared political systems in Ancient Greece with our own political system today in the UK. Democracy started in Ancient Greece but only male citizens could vote.

We sequenced events from Ancient Greek times. We all disagreed on which way to sequence them. Some of us thought year zero should go on the left and some of us thought it should go on the right.

We thought about what we know already about Ancient Greece and posed questions to steer our research.