Skip to content ↓
Priory Fields School

Priory FieldsSchool

Term 2

The Big Idea

Why oh, why did the Anglo Saxons leave their home countries? What did England look like when they arrived? Who was here before them and who came next? 

As historians, we will explore a range of sources to discover the legacy that the Anglo Saxons left behind. From the Romans leaving to the arrival of Christianity to the Battle of Hastings in 1066, we will learn how when one great civilisation ends, another civilisation will replace it and bring with them changes to custom, culture and society. 

As diligent designers, we will use fabric to design, create and evaluate Anglo Saxon coin purses mastering the running stitch, decorating with cross-stitch and make a working drawstring. 


This term in PE, we have learnt gymnastics. We have learnt different balances, coming up with our own, how to start and end a routine and different supports.

We were then able to work as collaborative cats to create our own routines using the skills we have learnt.

Canterbury Cathedral Trip

We went to Canterbury Cathedral to learn how Christianity came to England. It was exciting to see how huge the Cathedral was and all the amazing stain glass windows. We went on a costume trail, where we all dressed up as kings, queens, archbishops and Anglo-Saxon warriors.

Anglo Saxon Purses

As part of our topic, we have designed and made Anglo-Saxon purses. We learnt how to complete a running stitch, how to tie dye fabric using turmeric and beetroot and then how to sew the fabric together to create a purse.


Our yoga teacher, Adele came in and led us in a session of yoga. We learnt lots of different moves and ended the lesson with a calming, relaxation story.


In Music, Integrity have been learning how to play Jingle Bells on the glockenspiels after writing out the notes we needed to play. We have also looked at dot notation and came up with our own dot notations.


As part of our topic lessons, we have been learning about Anglo Saxons and how Britain has changed over time.

We used atlases to locate the counties in Britain today, comparing how different it is from Britain during the Anglo-Saxon period and its seven kingdoms.

Then we looked at different suffixes and their meanings from the Anglo-Saxon period, locating places today with those suffixes in Britain today.

Learning Lift-off

To kick start our topic on the Anglo Saxons, we learnt about their values; Bravery, Honour, Truth, Perseverance, Loyalty and duty. We then created a shield to represent each value, working as fantastic collaborative cats.