Summer 1: Week 3

Date: 26th Apr 2023 @ 11:16am

This week we have continued to read, 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' and the children have written fantastic character descriptions about Henry. They are very excited to continue reading to find out what he does next!

In maths, we have been exploring decimal numbers and understanding that numbers with one decimal place have tenths and numbers with two decimal places have hundredths. To help them grasp this concept, we have been using place value grids and decimal counters.

We have started our history topic and will be learning about the Anglo-Saxons, which the children are VERY excited about. So far, we have found out that the Goths and Barbarians attacked Rome, which led to Emperor Honorius leaving Britain. We've also learned that the Anglo-Saxons were made up of two tribes called the Angles and Saxons, who came from Northern Europe and invaded the East of England. Once they invaded, however, they chose not to settle in the Roman towns and instead built their own houses in the countryside. This was because they were not skilled enough to maintain the towns, and they couldn't grow crops there. The children thought carefully about the advantages and disadvantages of this to explain why they settled in the countryside.