Spring 2 – Anglo Saxons and Picts

This half term the children will investigate:

  • Why the Saxons invaded
  • Where the early Anglo Saxons settled
  • The mystery of the empty Saxon grave at Sutton Hoo
  • The coming of Christianity
  • The Anglo Saxons struggle against the Vikings
  • Alfred the Great and his greatness
  • Anglo Saxon justice and its effectiveness
  • Saxon times as the ‘Dark Ages’

 

Autumn 2 2017 – Ancient Greeks 

In the second half of this term we will be studying the Ancient Greeks and how they have influenced us today. We will identify that many Greek words have English origins and investigate the similarities and differences between the Greek alphabet and our alphabet today. We will compare ancient Greek schools with schools today and find out about Greek architecture and how it has influences our buildings today. We will discover how ancient Greek scholars have contributed to our knowledge and understanding of the world and evaluate the contributions of the ancient Greeks to life today, including the Olympic games, both ancient and modern.