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Year 5 Gallery & Work 21/22

We have also written a detailed setting description based on our class novel ‘How to Train Your Dragon’, which in turn links to our Viking topic! We used powerful adjectives and descriptive language to paint a picture of the inside of the dragon’s cave.

As part of our Viking topic, over the past week in Year 5 we have been designing and creating our own Viking shields! We have discussed how each shield was tailor made to fit the size of each warrior and how each one had specific markings. We have tried to emulate that in our designs!

This week we have started our new topic - Raiders and Invaders! We began our week by creating a timeline of key events and decorated them in a Viking style.

In geography, we have been using maps, atlases and our own research to locate the Anglo Saxon’s invasion. We plotted the 7 kingdoms that Britain had been divided into.

As part of our DT project, we began to design our own Viking shields. We were inspired by traditional images we found through our research and we will be making the shields in the next 2 weeks!

As part of our PSHE topic, we have been looking at the strategies to handle conflict and ways we can resolve any disagreements. We had some brilliant discussions and created some beautifully presented work!

We spent time talking about positive words and kind phrases which we can say to one another. This helped us deepen our understanding of what a good friend is. We took these messages and created friendship bracelets to hand out to each other. We had lots of fun being creative.

We love to read in Year 5 and have each selected a book from our class library. We will be having regular class book swaps and discussing our favourite books and sharing our recommendations weekly.