This week in Maple

Working as artists and historians

This week we have begun looking at the Norman invasion of Great Britain. We studied the Bayeux tapestry and the story that it tells about the battle. We learnt about Harold and William and how they both thought they should be the king of England so had a battle in 1066.

We then had a go at drawing our own section of the tapestry.


We have been thinking about how things look different from other peoples points of view. We had a selection of items on the table and drew what we could see. We found that everyone’s drawing was slightly different because of what they could see.

We thought about how the Battle at in 1066 would have had people from 2 different points of view. We took the sides of the Normans and the English and thought about how they would have felt about the battle and Harold dying and William being King.

Maple class this week

Raise a Glass

verse 1

Come with me to Caistor, to see the Roman town

Although it’s very quiet, there’s history all around

Lets catch the boar to Norvic, to where the crossroads meet.

This week we have been looking at verse one of our ‘Come you in’ song. We have researched Caistor St Edmunds and learnt about Celts and Romans.

We compared Roman and Celtic houses and thought about how Norfolk changed when the Romans came.

We also imagined how it would be to live as a Celt and cooked bread over an open fire

We have also been working on team building skills. We had to communicate carefully to lift the hoop together with one finger.

I really liked cooking the bread on the fire because it was really warm. (LE)

I was really excited to be cooking on a fire. I have never done it before (MH)

We made round houses using lollipop sticks. We weaved paper in and out of the sticks like the Celts. (JB)

I like how we were cooking because when we were cooking I felt like as if I was homeless. (NK)

I liked when we were making the walls for our Celt houses. I liked weaving in and out of the lolly sticks. (ZW)

I learnt about Bouddica, she was the Queen of the Iceni. When the Romans came they made peace with them. Then the king died and the Romans demanded their land. Bouddica wouldn’t let them and she got beaten and her daughters got beaten. She didn’t want a war as it would hurt her people. The Iceni fought the Romans 3 times and won. In the final battle they had 10 times more people than the Romans but they were not properly trained and the Romans won. Bouddica got caught and she didn’t want to be a laughing stock so she drank poison. (LE, MH and JE)

I have really enjoyed ‘sitting still like a frog’ it is my favourite thing to do. (DV)

I really enjoyed doing PE on Monday with the Sports Factory. (ZW)