LKS2: Scafell Pike

Term 4Saxons photo

Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores.

Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife, and fear reigned. Find out about the lives of the Saxons, including how they lived and

where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land. Make a Saxon sword or a Viking brooch and decorate it with intricate patterns. Choose to be a Saxon or Viking and trade your crafty goods, but let’s keep it cool. 

We don’t want a fight breaking out. Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages?

For our exciting new topic Traders and Raiders, we are jumping straight into battle with a memorable experience creating a Viking Longship – we can’t wait to see your creations!  

We will be exploring the exciting text ‘The Saga of Erik the Viking’ for our Demonstration Reading text and will be looking at all the exciting and unfamiliar language linked to our topic.

We will be using the Writing Rainbow to enhance our writing using Jane Considine’s ‘The Write Stuff’ and will once again be zooming in and out on a variety of exciting lenses to develop sentence skills. This will be based initially the legend of ‘Beowulf’ which links incredibly well with our topic.

To aid fluency and comprehension in reading we are continuing to use Hooked on Books, which has helped the children to really immerse themselves in the text and come up with thoughtful, insightful and in-depth responses to particular language choices made by the author. We will be beginning with the text “There’s a Viking in my Bed” by Jeremy Strong.

Home learning activities for the term will be uploaded onto Satchel One. Please alert your class teacher via the office if you need any assistance logging in. We love seeing how hard you are working and it has been absolutely brilliant seeing your work so far this term! Remember to submit your work through your pupil account by pressing the tick to select your name and changing the status to “submitted” on the right-hand side of the page.  

It was fantastic to see your work last term; we have been astounded at the quality of writing!

The times tables of the week for this term can be found below. If you could have a go at these at home on TT Rockstars, this would be greatly appreciated. If you cannot find your new login, please inform your teacher. We are all getting to be experts at our tables and are seeing huge progress!

wc 08/03/21      9x, 11x, 12x Tables

wc 15/03/21      6x, 7x, 8x Tables

wc 22/03/21      7x, 8x, 9x, 11x, 12x Tables

wc 29/03/21      6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, 11x, 12x Tables

If you would like to see how we are getting on, you can also find us on Twitter via the username @QEScafellPike 





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Fun facts 23rd Feb 2021 Download
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