This week the children from Camelot and Pendragon went on a trip to Winchester to help us with our Anglo-Saxon topic.
The day was divided into 2 parts. One in the cathedral and the other working with Winchester Museum.
In the cathedral we learnt many different pieces of information about when the cathedral was built and what happened when it was moved. We wondered whether King Alfred’s bones are still there but appears that this is still a mystery. Children had the chance to make illuminated letters, a Saxon brooch and to study the rune stones. Even some adult helpers had fun!
Meanwhile in the museum, we were archaeologists having the rare opportunity to hold a 1000 year old pot (which terrified the teachers) and to use our senses to discuss who might have used this pot and why? We also had great fun looking at other artefacts and dressing up in Saxon clothes.
This week we visited our tree in the local woodland to see what has changed since September. It was a damp visit, but we noticed lots of changes. The deciduous trees had lost their leaves. There were more evergreens than we remembered so there was still plenty of green in the woodland. We noticed that there appeared to be more moss and lichen and we will be researching this to find out why.
Design and Technology
Thank you to everyone who came to the Curriculum Evening. If you were unable to attend, the hand outs will be sent home this week with your child and the powerpoint can be found on the class page.