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From Miss Hill and Mrs Smith

 

8th February 2018

 

This term we have really enjoyed finding out in English and History about the Anglo-Saxons.

 

We had a fabulous time at the British Museum looking at Anglo-Saxon (and Ancient Egyptian) artefacts. It has really helped bring our work on the Sutton Hoo treasures to life! Since we came back we have been putting together skills for writing a newspaper report on the finding of the Sutton Hoo hoard. Here are some photos of us working at the museum and some of our favourite exhibits:

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We took inspiration from the old English tales of the Anglo-Saxons to write Kennings – short phrases that try to create a visual image of a noun.

 

Anglo-Saxon Kennings by Miguel

 

Head slicer,

Sharp cutter,

Flesh killer,

Skull crusher,

Shiny swiper,

Silent killer.

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Low Swooper,

Wing flapper,

Bread eater,

Quick flyer,

Mouse killer.

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Can you work out what each verse is referring to?

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In History lessons, we used an interactive site by the BBC which allows you to explore an Anglo-Saxon village. The link is below if you would like to take a further look, but you do need Flash Player installed for this to work.

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