1 afternoon… 716 Years of History covered!

Today the children began creating the first part of our Triumphant Tresspassers History timelines. From 350 AD and the first recorded invasion of the Picts and Scots to 410 AD when the Romans withdrew from Britain to protect their home territories from invasion. Their timelines then move on to 450 AD  to the invasion of British land from the Jutes, Angles and Saxons and the creation of the 7 Kingdoms: Northumbria, Mercia, Wessex, Sussex, Essex, Anglia, Kent. Jumping ahead to 793 AD – the first recorded Viking Invasion… Then 1016 when King Canute of Demark captures the English Crown, ending at 1066 with the famous battle that saw one man conquer and the other with an arrow to the eye! Or so some historians would have us believe! Over the coming weeks the children are going to be learning more about the events that have unfolded on their timelines and adding more information to their timelines. Nearer Christmas we will book looking at the famous 1066 Battle and creating a separate timeline to plot the key events that changed the course of British history once again!

Ashley- ” I was really interested to find out that the Anglo-Saxons were actually to groups of invaders that came together to settle: the Angles and the Saxons.”

Bailey – ” I thought it was interesting that Britain was divided into the 7 Kingdoms with different rulers in each Kingdom.”


Stunning Start

The children are thoroughly enjoying the stunning start to their Triumphant Trespassers topic. We’ve been lucky to get the Hobgoblin Theatre Company in to perform ‘A Viking Tale’ – the workshop consists of some acting, telling the story of a normal Viking girl called Freya and some small group chats about what the children have learnt as the workshop goes on. the children have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. 

Welcome back😃

Welcome back to year 5/6! We hope you have all had a fantastic summer and you are excited to be back at school.  Staff have been busy creating classrooms over the holidays ready for the new topic: Triumphant Trespassers. Malala and Hawking now have Viking longships and Knibb class have a Viking longhouse which they can use as a reading area or for independent work. We have had a great first 2 days back and are looking forward to the rest of the year. Watch this space for more updates of our learning 😊

Shields at the ready…

Transition day 2 -afternoon session- was finished off my some lovely artwork and painting of Viking shields ready to be displayed in September.  The children took inspiration from examples of Viking sheilds and then had time to design their own.  Once they had decided on a design they drew them onto their wooden sheilds and started to paint.  The small intricate detail was achieved using cocktail sticks. Parents were invited in this afternoon to join in and also created some wonderful sheilds. It’s been a lovely two days with our new classes and we are all looking forward to September.


Transition Day 2 has seen our ‘New’ Year 5/6 classes bonding over our scrapheap challenge inspired task. They had 40 minutes to design and create a model using the equipment they were provided with.  The had cardboard boxes, sugar paper, material, tissue paper, scissors, sellotape and a mountain of newspaper. The children had a great time and created some brilliant models; very inspired. 

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Athletics tournament🏅🏃

I am very proud of the 10 year 5/6 children who took part in the ‘Quad Kids’ athletics tournament this afternoon. Despite the hot weather, they showed all of our school values and excellent enthusiasm when they were competing. Children especially demonstrated friendship, aspiration and also our value of the month – patience – when waiting for each of their events. This helped them to have a really enjoyable afternoon. Well done everyone! 

Have a peek at the pictures below to see what we got up to! Miss Kettle😊

With great power…

Yesterday saw Year 5/6 celebrate their Superhero Day, marking the change in focus from Ancient Greece to more modern Superheroes (and Heroines!). The children (and adults) came dressed as their alter-egos; Tamzin came as “Arrow Girl”- her special power is being able to shrink people, she has this power because she eats mini Lego characters! We were also introduced to “Sand Storm” aka Kenzie, his special power is that he can whip up sandstorms to defeat his enemies- he is also dressed in camouflage beige so he can blend in with the sand.

There were many aliases in school yesterday: Cool Guy, Super-Cook, Anti-Vamp and K-Man. Even the adults came as their alter-egos: Sticker Girl, Dark-Art, Flower Power and The WordWizard! 

Also during the day the children took part in a Superhero Lego workshop. The children had the opportunity to build mini land scale models of themselves as superheroes or to create a new superhero. Everyone involved loved the sessions, we had some fantastic models built.

All in all a fab day had by all.

Greek Food Tasting Experience

Today the children had the opportunity to taste some typical Greek food such as feta cheese, pitta bread, olives, figs and dips.

Mr Cox made a fresh bowl of traditional Tzatziki using yogurt, cucumber, garlic and mint.  “The dip was amazing, it took me to another world!” Mollie (Malala Class).

The Olives divided the crowd as we thought they might! “They were really bitter and sour, I didn’t like them.” Catherine (Knibb Class). However Kacper (Knibb Class) had this to say, “I really liked them, they were salty and squishy!”

We also brought some grape juice for the children to try, Logan commented, “I did not like the grape juice drink, it tasted like vinegar…”

We are using the experience to write a descriptive piece, we are hoping the children can draw upon their experiences to help make their writing come alive.

Breakfast, Tests and Bowling…

After a long week of SATs testing our Year 6s enjoyed an afternoon of bowling at New York Thunderbowl. The children have worked incredibly hard in the build up to this years SATs and proved how far they’ve come this week.

The majority of our Year 6 children joined us for breakfast this week. A wide selection was on offer including bacon butties on Thursday as a last day of tests treat! As a year group we need to say a massive “thank you” to Mrs Parfitt and Mrs Greasley for helping with breakfasts as well as thanking FOSTA for funding the breakfast.

Thursday afternoon was one of tears, laughter and memory making. The Year 6 teaching team and 35 pupils made the short journey to New York Thunderbowl. There were some interesting bowling techniques on show… especially  from Miss MacKenzie! Mrs Buettner lost her Champions Crown from last year with a dismal display! The children demonstrated some good good skills with. Few STRIKES flashing up on their screens! We did have the odd ball getting stuck in the bumpers; yes, they had the bumpers up!