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P5 have been enjoying learning all about the Vikings.  This topic is pupil-led so where the topic goes is up to them.  The children learned about Viking clothing and dyed fabric using onion skins and other plant substances as the Vikings would have done and used the fabric to make Viking collages.



They were interested in finding out about what Vikings ate, so they became archaeologists and investigated ‘poo’ specimens to find out.  They discovered apple seeds, fish bones, cherry stones, peas and even some tiny bits of stone – please ask your child why.  Following their enthusiasm for this task we completed an additional activity making Viking style butter and bread.  Many children requested samples to take home as well as recipes.


As well as our Viking topic we have been learning about the literature circles roles and taking on a different role each week.  Here are a few pictures of some of the  children engaging in the ‘illustrator’ or ‘artistic ace’ role.



The children selected their class novel through voting for their favourite based on the blurb alone.  They chose ‘The Way Past Winter’ by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

In numeracy we have been focusing on percentages and/or fractions and/or decimals.  Each child has their own specific task to complete on SumDog.

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