This term, Class 4 are learning all about the groups of people who invaded and shaped our country from when the Romans left until the Battle of Hastings in 1066. That’s a lot of history! 

We start with the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons and learn about their kingdoms and customs before moving on to the arrival of the Vikings. We will learn about where they came from, how they influenced our place-names and learn some of the words they gave us words that survive to this day.

We will have visit at the start of term from Professor McGinty – a time travelling scientist who will tell us lots about life in the Viking time. We also hope to go back to Copsegrove Farm in Bisley for a day of outdoor learning and activities. 

This theme covers a long and exciting period of time in the history of our country. We hope to give the children an understanding of why it’s an important time to learn about even today.