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Vikings for a Day in P4B

The children have been amazing this week and coped so well with the changes of classrooms, where they line up etc. We are now back in our own classroom with a lovely, new green carpet and woe betide anyone who messes it up!
The highlight of the week was the visit from the Vikings Cathbad and Sigurd on Tuesday. We and P4A had a fantastic day learning about Viking life and looking at many artefacts. We began the day with a story where we learnt all about Viking life and some of us got to dress up as Vikings. Then we split into 4 groups where we got to look at artefacts close up and talk and ask questions about them. We also made a game called ‘Game of Sea Kings’, using clay to make little pieces for the game. We really enjoyed this and we also got to sketch some of the items found at a Viking burial site. We learnt that these can give us information about Viking Status. After lunch we went outside and fortunately the weather was kind, and played a game called ‘Settlers to Sea Kings’. The children were split into groups and learnt how Vikings built their settlements and travelled to other lands. We had to collect what we needed for building our village but also had to protect it at all times from other Viking raiders. It was great fun and we all worked well as teams. The day finished with some of us getting the opportunity to try on chainmail – very heavy, play the lyre, and look at some weapons and shields. We all had an amazing day and talked and then wrote a recount of our day. Hope you learnt lots P4!
We have also been learning about Viking longships and have begun to design our own. Next week we will use our designs to create our own longships.
In Maths we have continued with division and next week we will go onto Money.
We are beginning to plan our assembly and are all very enthusiastic about it. One guess as to what it might be on??
Next week we say goodbye to a member of our class and will have a little party to say farewell.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Love from P4B and Mrs. Burton

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