Year 5 had a fabulous time at Tatton Park, learning all about Tatter’s daily life back in the Anglo-Saxon’s times. We tried different helmets on and learnt about which were best in battles.
We ground wheat into flour using rocks as well as using a quern. This was then mixed with lard, water and a pinch of salt to make dough. After rolling the dough in to balls, we then flattened it to be cooked on a fire.
We all made clay pots and used the runic alphabet to scribe our names in the pots.
Do you know that cow horns had lots of uses during Anglo-Saxon times? They could be a drinking vessel and a sort of microphone.
We also were fascinated by how important deer were to the Anglo-Saxons. They would use their hide to make tunics and boots. They would use their antlers for weapons and tools. We learnt how to tell the age of a deer by its antlers and when a deer becomes a royal stag.
After 9 months of waiting Baby Bruce arrives. Mrs Isherwood having her first cuddle.
Today we wrote sentences about Snow White or The Queen using conjunctions to make our sentences longer.
This half term we have been focusing on the book ‘Supertato’. We have created a story map together and have been using it retell the story in our own words.
This week the children asked if we could make our own vegetable soup, using the vegetables from our talk for writing story ‘Supertato’. We thought about what equipment we needed and why it is important to wash our hands before touching food.
We then all had a go at chopping carrots, potatoes, courgettes and broccoli and added the peas at the end. The soup was then cooked and we ate it for snack. It was so good that Lacey and Alex each went for a third helping!
This week we have been learning about the Nursery Rhyme; Humpty Dumpty.
We have learnt the rhyme, ordered the story using picture cards, we have learnt about walls. We investigated how to make a strong wall to stop Humpty Dumpty from falling off. We selected a range of tools and techniques needed to shape, assemble and join the materials to create a simple representation of walls
We have made Humoty DUmpty cress heads to sit on our walls.
And…we have made dens in the woods!
A very busy week in Reception class!