Future Poets!

Year 6 have been working hard all week on their World War One inspired poetry. We wrote our stanzas on strips of paper and mixed up our classes for a feedback session. We will be redrafting our poems after the half term break in preparation to share them in our class assembly and at the Blackley Forest Remembrance Service on 11.11.23.

Year 1 – History – Old and New Toys

In our History lessons this half term the children will be learning about old and new toys.

Our topic title is “Whose toys are more exciting, ours or our great grandparents?”

The children will explore both olden day and modern day toys, they will discover what the toys are made out of, what features they have and similarities and differences between old and new toys.

Here is a knowledge organiser – you can use this to ask your child questions about the topic and even teach them or ask them about the different vocabulary that is being used throughout our topic.

Viking Lifestyle

Year 6 had the opportunity to explore a range of Viking artefacts, and replica artefacts, as part of their history lesson this week. It was so interesting! We learnt a lot about the Vikings’ lifestyle and what they were like as a group of people. We even had the opportunity to hot seat in role as Ragnar the Viking to show what we had learnt!

Dragon Eyes!

This week, year 6 started their new history unit: ‘What does the Vikings’ belief in dragons tell us about them?’ As part of our hook lesson, we designed and created our own dragon eyes, and wrote a whole class dragon alphabet poem! We are so excited about what is to come in the rest of our history unit!

A dragon swooping through the air,

Breathing fire as he fights,

Catching humans to eat,

Death is coming their way.

Emerald green eyes glowing in the dark,

Flying high and breathing out fire,

Growling loudly,

High in the mountains waiting to attack,

Intensely, the dragon zoomed,

Joyfully, the dragon sat on the boy,

Knight’s armour protected him,

Long live the dragons,

Malicious monsters flying down to murder,

Nowhere to hide from the slaughter,

Obvious shadows in the sky,

Physical damage, for dragon is a treat,

Quick as a flash,

Roaring dragons chase the Vikings,

Stealthy Vikings on the run,

Terrible injuries caused by deadly dragons,

Up, the dragon went,

Vikings tried to fight it,

While the sky was darkening,

X marks the spot where dragons hid,

Years later, humans are still searching for them,

Zero dragons have been found.