Our first topic of 2017 was all about 1066!
We looked at how events from this famous period have shaped England alongside activities such as designing and making Norman helmets and our own interpretations of the Bayeux Tapestry.
Our science topic this term was about digestion and teeth.
In class we have been learning about the Bayeux Tapestry. We have learnt how many events from 1066 are depicted in the work of art and this is how we know so much about 1066. We have also learnt how the tapestry is really an embriodery and we have made our own interpretations of the Bayeux Tapestry!
We now appreciate the time and effort that must have gone into making such a large piece of art as we struggled to just thread the needles!
Skipton Castle Trip
For our school trip this term we went to Skipton Castle, as the original castle was built in 1090 - just after the reign of William the Conqueror and was constructed in the style made famous by the Normans (motte-and-bailey). We learnt all about the history of the castle; including its construction, defences and daily life in the castle. We even had a pupil knighted and got locked in the dungeon in the dark! All pupils learnt something new and were especially impressed and equally disgusted with the defence tactics involving human waste!!
Here are some relevant websites for this topic