Welcome to Redwood Class, Year 4.
Invaders! Launch Day
Our new topic 'Invaders!' is about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.
On our launch day, we explored Celtic art and the influence of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings upon Celtic designs. We also undertook some weaving and played the Germanic strategy game Tafl.
with Partake Theatre Company
The children in Redwood really enjoyed our 'Vikings Day' led by the Partake Theatre Company. Pupils especially enjoyed finding out about different aspects of Viking life, planning a Viking settlement and learning about Viking occupations through their participation in hands on activities, such as: hammering jewellery, spinning wool and weaving, making coil pots and grinding wheat to make flour.
The day also included taking a look at life on the battle-field, with a look at Viking armour and weaponry (as modelled by Jamie and Ethan in the images below). Finally, our day culminated in a dramatic re-enactment of a Viking raid and burial. The day was a big success and it proved an exciting and interesting introduction to the Vikings section of our Invaders topic.
A big thank you for taking the time to provide costumes for the children. They looked fantastic!