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11th January 2019 

 

Happy New Year! 

 

It's been a fantastic, but very busy first week back for the Fearless Fauns with a whole host of amazing activities. 

 

On Monday, the Year 5s began their swimming lessons for this term and really impressed the instructors with their skills. On Tuesday we had the opportunity to take part in fencing with the coaches from Premier Sports. We learnt a range of new skills - the on guard position, the lunge, the thrust and the parry. We tested these skills in matches against each other and really enjoyed the session. 

 

On Thursday, Partake Theatre were in school to lead an amazing day all about the Vikings. They taught us about Vikings weapons and amour, how they Vikings made settlements and showed us a range of jobs and skills that the Vikings had. We spun wool just as the Vikings would have done. We ground grain to make flour, made hack silver bracelets and used clay to make coil pots. In the afternoon, we took part in a drama activity to experience what it was like during a Viking raid. We sailed our long boat across the sea to England and raided a village for its silver and gold. Sadly, amidst the fighting, our Viking leader was captured and killed. We had to make offerings to the Gods to prepare him for Valhalla - Viking heaven. 

 

Tonight, most of the class are off to Sheffield Arena to take part in the Young Voices concert. Enjoy yourselves and have a fantastic time! 

 

 

Rowing the Viking long ship

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