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Spring 2 - How did Anglo-Saxons prepare for a Viking raid?

Want a sneak peak at our homework for over the Easter holidays? See below :)

We have had a wonderful afternoon learning all about what it really means to do something 'like a girl'. We had a special visitor, Kerry, who shared her experiences of being in the Navy and Police. We even became detectives ourselves!

A few from our Spanish themed day :)

Everybody had a chance to read their Big Write's to Miss Grafton's dog Sterling - who will be joining us in class more in Summer 1.

10 Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

Cohen and Olivia are on a mission once again to spread joy and bring a smile to someone's face with 10 Random Acts of Kindness! We had so much fun filming this Random Acts of Kindness video.

A few of our excellent homework designs for an Anglo-Saxon home!

(Belated) World Book Day

We've had such a good morning learning about translucent, transparent and opaque materials including sources of light. We even conducted our own experiments.

Welcome back to the start of Spring 2 where we will be exploring the Learning Challenge question: How did Anglo-Saxons prepare for a Viking raid?


In Science we will be recognising that we need light in order to see things and that the dark is the absence of light. We will be noticing that light is reflected from surfaces and that light form the sun can be dangerous. We will think of ways to protect out eyes. We will recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source if blocked by a solid objects and will explore patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.


Our main learning driver will be history this half term, where we explore Britain's settlement by the Anglo-Saxons, Scots and raids by Vikings. Through this we will learn about their way of life, how they interacted with one another and how this differs to today. From this we will explore the notion of raiding and how to prepare to prevent one.What tools would be needed? Were raids bad? Who raided?


In our Art week we will explore great artists, architects and designers in history and will also use technologies effectively to evaluate digital content.


As always we will continue to weave computing, D&T, music, PE etc into these broader themes.


The Year 3 team

The Anglo-Saxons in Britain

For over 600 years the Anglo-Saxons were settled in Britain replacing many of the Roman stone buildings with new buildings of their own. At the same time they brought Christianity to the country.

Life in Anglo Saxon Britain | History - The Story of Britain

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. Life in Anglo-Saxon Britain is shown through the eyes of a family, including an exploration of different approaches to medicine in Saxon times. Part seven of an eleven part animated series. Subscribe for more History clips from BBC Teach on Thursdays when we have them in: If you found this video helpful, give it a like.