To help us with our writing, we re-enacted a Viking vs. Saxons battle on the common. We brought and made our own weapons and shields, and learned about battle tactics. The Saxons were more sophisticated by using a V-shape attack, backed up with archers. But, the Vikings just moved forwards in a straight line. Insults were hurled and we learned how to stage fight. End result: Saxons 1 – 0 Vikings
(Written by Royal Class members of the News Reporters Committee).
To inspire our writing about the old market traders at the Market House, we went on a visit and made observational sketches. We learned it was built in 1698 and Di Wall taught us about the goods that would have been traded there. We also found out about how Friday Street got it’s name. [Do you know??]
(Written by members of Cobalt Class in News Reporters Committee).
Our class have been writing our chapter, set in the Tudor period. We went on a walk around Minch to find Tudor houses. Fortunately, we were invited into one by the current resident! On the outside we saw how they had carved Tudor Roses, and we learnt about witches marks. We also had local historian Di Wall, visit us to talk to us about how the Tudors lived. We learned so much and it has inspired our writing.
(Written by members of Turquoise Class in News Reporters Committee).
In Mrs Saeed’s class, John Dougherty worked with the children and encouraged them to use all their senses to describe what might happen in their chapter, which is set in the early 21st Century. They were buzzing with inspiration!