Our topic this half term is The Vikings. During the topic the children will learn where the Vikings came from and why they invaded Britain. We will study King Ethelred II and look at some of the things that were introduced under his rule. The children will be able to explain the key aspects of Viking life and compare it to life today.
Our English work will be heavily linked to our topic of The Vikings. We will be starting by looking at a Norse myth about Thor and his stolen hammer before looking at a book called The Last Viking written by Terry Deary.
During this time the children will have the opportunity to write their own version of the Norse myth and will learn how to retell the story of The Last Viking from the viewpoint of a different character.
The children’s art lessons will also be themed around the Vikings where they will look at the different design features of Viking shields before creating their own. They will also look at Viking jewellery such as bracelets and brooches so that they can again design and create their own versions.
We are also planning an interesting finale to the topic where the children will immerse themselves into Viking life so watch this space!