This Tuesday, Year 6 went on an exciting trip to Danelaw. Their trip was all about vikings to support their recent studies and the book they have been reading called’Viking Boy’.
Danelaw is a place all the way in York, so at 8:15 in the morning, students came to school to grab a ride on the bus and start their viking adventure!
At Danelaw, Year 6 were greeted by a man called Wolf. He split them all up into four groups and took them into a large room with three tables: two at the bottom and one at the top. The children all sat down in their groups and Wolf started telling them facts about vikings. Soon after, he gave them some viking clothes and directed them to a replica of a viking longboat.
The Vikings used longboats to travel across seas to take land and start battles.
Wolf then said that he could help them and take them to his village. This was only under one condition. We had to impress the lord of the village.
When Year 6 got to the village, they were stopped by a guard. Luckily, Wolf knew the guard so we passed through.
Year 6 had a wonderful day living as vikings: they carried out viking jobs, arts and crafts and wore viking clothing. After a jam-packed day, they returned to modern life and came home on the coach to their jeans, nooks and computer games.
What a good trip!
On Wednesday, Year 4 visited Danelaw as part of their learning about the Ancient Romans. They had an introduction to life in the roman army where they got the chance to dress up in uniform wearing helmets, spears and shields before taking part in weapon training, guard duty and craft work where they made lanterns from clay. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the sunshine learning how to protect the Roman Empire.
Dempsey said it was the best trip he had ever been on!
Today, 6R performed their class assembly about Vikings, where we learnt about what they had got up to over the last couple of weeks. After a little bit of speaking, they sang a song called He-Ho with some actions that Mrs Russell had been teaching them. It was very interesting and the audience loved it!
Next up a group of people, Amelia, Spencer and Kyle, spoke and we all learnt something new about the Vikings. Did you know they didn’t have horns on helmets? Who’d have thought it! They sang yet another song and 2 people came in with a Viking long boat!
Some of the vikings raided England and not many people got along, this caused many wars and there was three main battle. 6R showed this war by having people fighting. The kings were often fighting and King George the Viking leader won. He did this by surrounding them and starving them until the other king gave in and they split the land.
Songs were sang at the end of the assembly and everyone clapped. It sure was an assembly to remember it was brilliant!
By Pasha and Emily Mae.
6R Assembly from Blakehill School on Vimeo.
Year 4 went on a school trip to Danelaw to learn about Romans life. They have been looking at them this term in their Topic lessons.
While they were there they took part in a number of activities which included; training to be Roman soldiers, guarding a Roman fort and defending it from invasion. They even had the chance to eat similar foods that the Romans would have had thousands of years ago.
As you can see from the pictures, they had a great time and the weather was fantastic!