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Self assess your handwriting and think about what letters and words you like writing and which ones you think look a bit untidy. We will focus on the untidy today. So for me if would be words with an f or double f in.



Remember that the f doesn't quite touch the top of the line but it is a descender so it goes down half way between the next lines. We cross it last and it is the crossing stroke that joins on to the next letter.


Have a go.


Today we are measuring perimeter on a grid. Remember if you are calculating your perimeter, mark off the squares with a little sroke through them!

1. Go through the power point for any good teaching points.

2. Todays challenges are lessons 2, 3 and 4 so please only do Lesson 2 today

3. You can then do the Extension activity if you finish well ahead of time.

4. Have a go at the T or F to check your understanding


Lose yourself in your book today! Relax, unwind and enjoy!

Choose one word that you would like to use in your next piece of ceative writing.


Today is a grammar lesson on proper nouns.

1. Work through the power point. This will be revision from last year and an opportunity to explore and experiment further.

2. Have a go at the alphabet activity and share your ideas with someone at home if you get chance.


LO: To identify changes within the Anglo-Saxon and Viking time period.

How were the Saxons able the see off the Viking threat?

How did the Vikings try to take over the country and how close did they get?

Work through the power point to help you.

Activity 1: Timeline. Cut up timelines and jumble. Re-organise the timeline, analyse the Viking Threat level.


Activity 2: Living graph. Recount key episodes in the struggle and identify at least one turning point in Saxon fortunes.


LO: To know the difference between a city and town and apply knowledge of historical towns to a map.

Key vocab-town, city, roman, place name, suffix, settle, prefix, influence, hamlet


This lesson build on from last week when we were locating the places on a map.



Last week we explored what the difference is  between a town and a city?

A place becomes a city when it has been granted city status by a monarch.

The definition is if a place has been granted city status by the monarch! N.B. Not if there is a cathedral!  There are 18 cities without a cathedral and 13 towns, which have a cathedral but no city status!  By the mid-19th Century - tiny St David’s in Wales had a cathedral so a city of 2000 people whereas the big booming industrial centres remained towns! 

Today a good guide is home to at least 300,000 people, a distinct centre of a wider area, with local government


The first historical towns were located in Roman times Many of these became county towns. The first towns were started in the Roman Times – recap of learning – eg London, York, Chester, St Albans, Lincoln, Gloucester , Lancaster, Leister, Manchester, Winchester, Worchester look out for  (places ending in cester, chester or caster)



1. Can you use an atlas (or google maps) to  find cities with the Anglo- Saxon place names (They stayed small until the industrial period) and Viking place names

Can you  write a concluding sentence saying where the Vikings mainly settled in the UK?

2. Can you explain what place names today tells us about where invaders had the greatest influence in the past?

Place names can tell us information about the past (including people who invaded and had influence).

3. Can you communicate your findings in writing, justifying your statements with evidence.