Year Five Viking Day

To finish our inquiry into the transdisciplinary theme ‘How We Organise Ourselves’, this week all of the Year 5 children took part in a Viking Day to celebrate the Vikings’ legacy and traditions. Their central idea for our inquiry this term was ‘Legacies can determine the creations of society’.

Throughout the term, the children have learnt about the Viking legacy and how this has shaped our lives in the present day. During the Viking Day, the children made their own Viking bread, played games, created their own Viking symbols and told stories. 

The children were risk-takers as they learnt how to use a variety of cooking skills which included weighing out ingredients and kneading their own bread roll. Additionally, the children demonstrated their team and communication skills in a game of rounders and creativity in order to design and draw a symbol in the style of Sybil Andrews. 

Some of the children dressed up in amazing costumes and it was brilliant to see their Viking characters come to life throughout the day and how passionate they have become about their inquiry this term. Amazing work Year 5!