This half term, our IPC topic is 'Anglo-Saxon Britain'. Children will be learning about the reasons the Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain and why they decided to settle.
Children will be studying the beginning of the fifth century after the Romans left Britain. They will learn how the British had not trained to defend themselves and so after a second attempt that the Saxons tried to invade Britain, they succeeded. It was during the second half of the fifth century that more and more Anglo-Saxons arrived to take land for themselves. Children will learn what type of people they were, how they lived and will find evidence that they settled. We will also look at ancient texts which show early forms of writing.
In geography, we will be looking at where in the world the Anglo-Saxons originated from and where in Britain they chose to settle.
We will learn about Anglo-Saxon Pagan beliefs which will include investigating the ancient burial site of Sutton Hoo. Also, how Anglo-Saxon gods gave us the names of our days of the week.Children will be discussing how Christianity finally came to Britain, driving out the Pagan beliefs and way of life.
Children will be learning about the changing states of matter and how solids, liquids and gases are called the three states of matter.
They will investigate how materials can be changed from one state to another by heating or cooling. Children will also be looking how the molecules in matter change according to its state.
As part of our work in STEM, we accepted a challenge to build a tower as high as possible, using only scissors, newspaper and masking tape. We were given one hour to make it as high as we could and...................it had to hold a basketball on the top!
Here's how we got on.
As part of our entry point in IPC, we designed mini rockets and had a space race in our classroom. We launched the rockets by blowing through a straw to give them 'thrust'. We wanted to see whose rocket would go the highest and travel the furthest distance.