Lions Class Blog
Week Ending Friday 8th October 2021.
We started to week by learning about Viking Longhouse, thinking about our enquiry question, what can we learn about Viking culture? The children worked in groups to make a longhouse, which we have grouped together to create a Viking settlement.
In our writing this week, the children wrote the next chapter of our class book, Viking Boy, focusing on keeping the reader interested and engaged by using ambitious, descriptive language.
We ended the week by voting for our next School Council and Spiritual Council class representatives. I will let you know who will be standing for Lions class just as soon as the votes have been counted.
Week Ending Friday 1st October 2021.
This week we have been preparing for our Harvest celebration assembly. We thought about what we have to be thankful for and about the people who help to keep us from being hungry.
We wrote prayers, giving thanks and also asking God to help us grow seeds of love, compassion, kindness and forgiveness within ourselves. The children's prayers and drawings were beautiful!
Week Ending Friday 24th September 2021.
This week our Science enquiry question was Can you hear the Vikings? The children explored why sound becomes fainter with distance. They reenacted the Vikings approaching, whilst banging their drums and noticed what happened with the sound as they came nearer and when they departed.
Week Ending Friday 17th September 2021.
This week, on Tuesday, we had our first class Mass at church for approximately 18 months. It was so lovely to return to church and the children were excellently behaved and really enjoyed being able to go to Mass again.
We also had a class visit from Father Jonathan on Wednesday. He spoke to the class about their topics in RE this term and answered their many questions! It was so lovely for the children to see Father Jonathan back in school again.
Week Ending Friday 10th September 2021
Our Topic enquiry question this week was Who was the most significant king during the time of the Vikings? The children learned about King Alfred the Great and King Athelstan and how they fought with the Viking for control over Britain. The children did some role play as each of the kings, arguing as to why they were the most significant.
We also started our class text, Viking Boy. The children worked collaboratively to perform a poem and used the text to find out about the main character.
In RE this week we thought about our own families and made our own family tree. We then went on to think about Jesus's family and created His family tree. Below is some of the lovely work the children produced.
Week Ending Friday 3rd September 2021
It was so lovely to start our new school year and to welcome all of Lions Class back to St Pancras.
We had a fabulous start to the term and to our new topic, The Vikings; Raiders and Traders.
Our enquiry question was Who were the Vikings and where did they come from? We read information and used atlases to find out, and also learned a bit about Viking life and their weapons. In the afternoon, the children designed and painted their own Viking shield. Have a look at the examples below.