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Vale View Primary School

Vale ViewPrimary School

Term 2

Our Topic this term is entitled 'Battling for Britain'.

Why oh why did the Anglo Saxons leave their home countries? What did England look like when they arrived? Who was here before them and who came next?  As Historians we will explore a range of sources to discover the legacy that the Anglo Saxons left behind. From the Romans leaving to the arrival of Christianity to the Battle of Hastings in 1066, we will learn how when one great civilisation ends, another civilisation will replace it and bring with them changes to custom,  culture and society. As Diligent designers we will use fabric to design, create and evaluate Anglo Saxon coin purses mastering the running stitch, decorating with cross-stitch and make a working drawstring. 


This term, Year 3 are learning all about the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings within a ‘Battling for Britain’ history topic.

We started off our learning with an exciting learning-lift off, learning all about the Anglo-Saxons. They had values, similar to our Vale View school values, they were; bravery, truth, honour, perseverance loyalty and duty. We worked as collaborative cats and in groups, made shields to represent one of the values.


In topic maths this term, we have been focusing on measuring height and length. We have been; measuring objects in mm, cm and m, converting between these units of measurements, ordering and comparing lengths, and adding and subtracting lengths. We will soon be moving on to finding the perimeter of shapes and objects.

In number maths, we have been focussing on addition and have recapped how to add numbers mentally and using number lines. We are now moving on to formal methods for addition and have been learning how to add using expanded column addition.