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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.