Over the last few weeks we have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons. We have learnt about where they originally came from, how they impacted Britain – especially East Anglia – and we have found Anglo-Saxon place names on a map. We learnt that the ‘ley’ in Mundesley use to mean ‘forest clearing’ and the ‘ham’ in North Walsham meant ‘small village’. We enjoyed using Google Earth to find some more of these endings including ‘ton’, ‘stead’. Continuing our Anglo-Saxon learning, we completed some independent research to find out facts about different aspects of Anglo-Saxon life. We have started to make pop-up books which include a number of different pop-up mechanisms. These pop-up books are looking really good and we can’t wait to show you!
Today we finished our English unit ‘Star in a Jar’. We have produced some wonderful writing filled with adjectives, alliteration and similes. Take a look below at some example paragraphs written by us: ‘The sky began to boom, bang and fizz, it sounded like a volcano that was about to erupt. Tom thought to himself ‘Are the stars coming to get their little lost friend?’ Magically, the stars connected together to make a dazzling, glittering, glistening chain. It was as silver as metal. Down into the garden, they spiralled and danced, shining and lighting up the sky around them.’ ‘Tom launched a note into the starry night sky glittering, gleaming, dazzling. Engulfed in light, he could hear the flow of water, the rustling of trees in the light breeze and shuffling badgers. Cheerful, lively, elated, Tom knew the stars would reply. Tom knew his illuminated sign was the right thing to do.’