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The Anglo-Saxon Express

We've been using our Viking topic as inspiration for some cross-curriculum writing in our afternoons. Read Daisy's terrifying report on the Viking Invasion of Lindisfarne!


Monastery Massacre

Early one morning, in the year 793 AD, there was a terrible disaster on the island of Lindisfarne. Monks caught sight of terrifying wooden dragon heads across the inky blue sea, but had no idea what to expect. It was scary, as if a great thunder storm was looming in the distance. After a while, the boat arrived at shore and the Vikings sprung out of the long boat. The Vikings brought their spears, bows and arrows, shields and helmets to attack the monastery. All of the Vikings took the Monks' jewellery, coins, silver and even their sacred gold crosses. Finally the Vikings burnt the monastery down.


In this week's edition of 'The Anglo-Saxon Express', you'll will also find an advert for a traditional Viking Longhouse from Alex.


Authentic Viking Longhouse for Sale!

Would you ever consider living life in a Viking Longhouse? Well, you can today! It's roomy and cosy, and you can sit next to the blazing hot fire while wearing your fluffy warm fur. Even though people say you'll catch a cough from the smoke, you'll have a hole in your roof so at night you can gaze up at the soaring shooting stars. You can cook with ancient and antique cauldrons, passed down through the generations. Instead of rummaging through cupboards to find things, you can easily hang things up on the wall with the pegs provided with this house, so you can find things as quick as a flash!


Do not delay, buy your longhouse today!

Sven the Viking's Visit!

Today we met Sven Longlegs, who told us all about everyday life as a Viking in a longhouse. We started by practising our war cries and rowings skills to recreate the Viking invasion of London. We also got to listen to the fascinating story of Thor and the Giants, which has passed down through the generations.






It was such an exciting day and we learnt so much about Vikings and the journeys they went on. Thank you for the all effort you put into the children's costumes!

Killer Cakes!

To celebrate a fantastic few weeks reading our class book, Cakes in Space, all the children had the chance to decorate their own scarily delicious cakes. Look at what their imagination and a few ingredients came up with!





Papier Mache Planets

Over the past few weeks, as a class we have been creating our own miniature solar system. Each group started with only a balloon, newspaper and some PVA glue. In the end we had a fantastic and colourful solar system, which we could use to model how the planets orbit the Sun.



Rocket Launch!

We had our rocket show today and it was fantastic seeing how much effort everyone had put into the project. Some of the rockets looked just like the real thing! Others were really imaginative with flashing lights and even some aliens...




Well done 4 Maple on your super rockets! Enjoy a lovely half term.

Class Assembly

It may only be 5 weeks into the new year but we are all excited for our class assembly tomorrow. We will be sharing our learning with the school so far.


Parents are welcome to join us from 3pm onwards and the assembly will start at 3:10pm. Do come along and then you'll find out what these creatures are all about...


Class Charter

As a class, we thought really carefully about what we need to do in the class to all be safe and happy. After a lot of discussion, we agreed to five right and five responsibilities.



Fantastic first day!


We've all made a brilliant start to the year in 4 Maple. We thought really carefully about what would we like to achieve and how we would like to grow as people. As you can see, we've filled a whole tree with our aims!



PTA Christmas Disco tickets now available to buy on School Gateway.....